Kayla Z. / Kwon Mee Jin

Name

Kayla Z. / Kwon Mee Jin

Age

28

Location

Minnesota

Occupation

Stay-at-home mom

Own Words

I am Korean American! I arrived to MN when I was 4 months old and have no desire to ever relocate, I would miss my family terribly. I'm here to stay!

I became a mother for the first time right after my 21st birthday and I gained a whole new outlook on life. I also began to think more about my previous life and long lost Korean family. It wasn't until after the birth of my second baby that I acted upon my curiosity. I began my search with the adoption agency in MN that my parents went through. I wrote two separate letters, one for my birth mom and the other for my foster mom. I also sent pictures of me and my family to be placed in my Korean file, incase they located someone. No luck searching for my birth mom, she probably left false identifying info about herself and my father. My letter was delivered to my foster mom and she was thrilled to hear from me.

I was given the opportunity to travel to Korea for the first time last year, with many adoptees from around the world. No luck searching for family members during my stay in Korea either. I did learn I was the second child my mother gave birth to, so maybe my older sibling is in Korea or is also an adoptee. It was awesome to visit the different places I stayed at as a newborn and exploring my motherland! I will one day visit again with my husband and kids.

Forever Seoul searching.

Popular Locations

Visit KoreanBeacon.com

Latest From Our Blog

READ MORE BLOG POSTS »

Latest Tweets

FOLLOW US ON TWITTER »

Join Our Mailing List

We’ll be sending infrequent emails about new features, fun events, and cool merchandise. Sign up and be in the know!

JOIN NOW »

READ OTHER KOREAN AMERICAN STORIES

Janet Hope Choe

Age 24 | currently NYC, permanently Everywhere Else
Social Work Grad Student

Lena Soo Hee Wood

Age 27 | Portland, OR
labor, postpartum and adoption doula, montessori educator, youth martial arts instructor

Nik Nadeau

Age 24 | Minnesota
Writing Consultant

Steven Song

Age 19 | born in california, going to school in nyc
student

Bryan Lee

Age 25 | New York, NY
Marketing

Valissa Perry

Age 27 | Rochester, NY
Licensed Esthetician & Skincare Therapist