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This is a podcast about Korean-American adoptees who return or repatriate to Korea to live and work in the country they were born in and separated from via international adoption. Funded by the US Fulbright program, the show seeks to educate the adoptive community, Korean people and the world at large about the experiences of these selected adult adoptees.

Adapted Kaomi Goetz

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.8, 28 Ratings

This is a podcast about Korean-American adoptees who return or repatriate to Korea to live and work in the country they were born in and separated from via international adoption. Funded by the US Fulbright program, the show seeks to educate the adoptive community, Korean people and the world at large about the experiences of these selected adult adoptees.

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
28 Ratings

28 Ratings

the_ex_adoptee ,

More than a podcast...

I’ve been listening to Adapted for a while now and am beyond happy that this important work continues. I’m a Korean adoptee like those Kaomi interviews and features on Adapted. Growing up, there were very few Asian perspectives and voices that were accessible to me as mirrors or guides to my developing sense of identity as an Asian American. The same was even more true in regard to my Korean adoptee identity. This was before the internet, social media, and podcasts became ubiquitous.

Even now as a husband, father, and man aged fifty, I still find that I am on the journey of adoptee experience that began as a child leaving Korea to join an American family in the mid-seventies. The sense of connection and community that comes from hearing other Korean adoptees tell their stories, share their insights, and discuss their struggles and victories is almost beyond words.

When I say Adapted is more than another podcast, this is the meaning behind that. It’s a window into a shared experience. Listening to Adapted provides the opportunities to examine how these experiences compare and contrast and in doing so lend validity to each other’s variety of being and being adopted. I highly and I’m the most heartfelt way recommend listening to Adapted and don’t be surprised if the more you listen, the more you’ll take away.

Thank you Kaomi Goetz for this great gift to our community. 💕💕💕

tomocracy ,

amazing

as an adoptee its super cool to hear a lotta different perspectives and stories because all interviewees have a different story and perspective. each episode is really well done and strikes the perfect balance between informative and emotional.

VeganKoreanAmerican ,

So moved!

Anyone adopted has a story to tell that challenges preconceived ideas around what family is. And how nurture vs nature impacts each individual so differently throughout their lifetime. Kaomi is an incredible interviewer and each person has an emotional and incredibly insightful story shared here!

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