Such cute little pumpkins!
When I was a little girl, I didn't see a lot of Asian faces. I only remember Connie Chung and Kristy Yamaguchi on television and even then, I didn't really identify with them because I knew they weren't adopted.
So, even though I don't have the klout of Chung or Yamaguchi, I think it's really important to spend time with other Korean adoptees just so they're used to seeing other Asian people like them.
It doesn't have to be anything Koreany or adoption-ish, it can just be a day of decorating pumpkins and talking about what's going on at school. I loved these little girls, they were all so creative and adorable.
The kids are part of a group called Families Through Korean Adoption in Madison. I've personally found that a lot of kids who have support from other adoptees tend to be more confident in their adoption and their own skin. I don't think families see it in the moment but I can honestly look back and say being around adoptees helped me have a more positive adoption story.
Anyway, the group is always looking for Korean folks who can help, adoptees who can volunteer and so on... would love to see you at the next event!
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