Site Search:
 
Speak Korean Now!
Teach English Abroad and Get Paid to see the World!
Korean Job Discussion Forums Forum Index Korean Job Discussion Forums
"The Internet's Meeting Place for ESL/EFL Teachers from Around the World!"
 
 FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 

What do Koreans generally think about returning adoptees?

 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Korean Job Discussion Forums Forum Index -> General Discussion Forum
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
madeinkorea



Joined: 13 Jun 2018

PostPosted: Mon Jun 18, 2018 12:45 pm    Post subject: What do Koreans generally think about returning adoptees? Reply with quote

I wonder... Question
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
itiswhatitis



Joined: 08 Aug 2011

PostPosted: Fri Jun 29, 2018 5:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If someone is born in Korea, leaves as an infant/child and comes back as an adult then that person can expect to be a nobody upon returning to Korea.

If someone was born in say America, grew up in another country and then returned to America as an adult would Americans say "welcome to America" and embrace the person into their social circle? No. Same deal in Korea or pretty much anywhere else.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
madeinkorea



Joined: 13 Jun 2018

PostPosted: Sat Jun 30, 2018 7:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I see what you mean, yes I encountered that... The only Koreans which were quite welcoming were the ones at Holt (the guy in the main building as well as the social workers in charge of the post adoption services), other than that I didn't get a lot of positive vibes from the locals. At some point I even got the impression I was being mistaken for a Japanese tourist or some other Asian even though I look Korean.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Korean Job Discussion Forums Forum Index -> General Discussion Forum All times are GMT - 8 Hours
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum


This page is maintained by the one and only Dave Sperling.
Contact Dave's ESL Cafe
Copyright © 2018 Dave Sperling. All Rights Reserved.

Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2002 phpBB Group

TEFL International Supports Dave's ESL Cafe
TEFL Courses, TESOL Course, English Teaching Jobs - TEFL International