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Today I had to get a lump removed from my breast. This has become all too common among adoptee friends in our 30s, 40s+

SHARE: GET SCREENED EARY. Asian adoptees are more at risk because of the lack of knowledge to birth family medical info & our ethnic group. Since we were born in Asia it is not clear if we face risks more similar to those living there, to immigrants who move to the USA, or Asian Americans born here. But this matters.

This study suggests there are differences in terms of age of onset for breast cancers with those in Asia peaking in the 40s, Asian Americans in the 50s, and white non-Hispanics in the 70s. Since we don’t know where adoptees fall I believe we have to be more conservative and get mammograms earlier ~~ in our 30s. I know Asian adoptee women who have died in their 30s because they weren’t screened. Because of the knowledge of the early age of onset in Asian countries women there get screens in their 30s. Prevention is the cure. Please share and get screened. #adoptees #healthdisaprities #asianwomen

Has anyone heard if Ginkgo Leaf Arts will be having a craft sale this year? My family really looks forward to it.
As I mentioned at Camp Rice, ASIA Families is invited to The 3rd Korean Culture Celebration for Adoptees and Their Families on Saturday, August 10th from 4 to 7 PM. in Bethesda, MD. If you'd like to speak about your experience with the ASIA Families Bridge Tour, Korean Culture School, or Camp Rice, please let me know.

It’s a FREE event and open to all. The First Lady of Maryland, Mrs. Yumi Hogan, will be joining us along with ASIA Families, and the sponsoring organization, the Organization of Korean American Women (OKAW). The event will be held at the United Presbyterian Church on Wilson Lane in Bethesda. There will be a few cultural performances and Korean artists.
Adoptee Garrett Redfield will be our emcee and we will also hear from adoptee and ASIA Families Scholarship winner and long-time member, Joey Gabriele.

The Korean buffet dinner will be catered by Siroo & Jukstory restaurant.

Please invite your friends and family and spread the word. Hope to see you there!

This year we are featuring an adoptee artist showcase table. If you are an adoptee and an artist and would like your information posted at the table, please let me know so we can include you. Thank you!
Please check out HeeSun Lee and her latest music video about adoption.

Wish our family could be there! Hello from Pennsylvania💕
If anyone knows the name of the song or performer that was used in the end of camp video please let me know. Had lyrics containing got our eyes on you or watching you. Something like that. Great camp again! NIce to see old faces again and meet new families. Rodeheavers plan on being at the gala in October so hopefully will see some again. Until we meet again everyone take care.

Post adoption services and culturally enriching programs for Korean adoptees ASIA was founded to meet the need to bring cultural resources, and other support services to international adoptees and their adoptive families.

ASIA received 501(c)(3) tax exempt status from the IRS in January 2010. ASIA opened its first Korean Culture School in January 2010 and we were awarded an educational grant from the Embassy of the Republic of Korea. In addition to the Embassy of Korea's support, we wish to recognize our students and their families. Due to your enthusiasm and support, ASIA is growing.

Operating as usual

Photos from ASIA Families's post 06/06/2021

We are happy to share the release of Liat Shapiro (pianist) and Matthew Pellegrino’s (composer) album, Letters Home. To learn more about the artists and to listen to their album, go to this link: https://liameiyahmusic.wixsite.com/mysite-1/piano-album-letters-home

05/20/2021

Steve Haruch is an award-winning journalist, writer and editor. He is editor of the books Greetings From New Nashville: How a Sleepy Southern Town Became “It” City and People Only Die of Love in Movies: Film Writing by Jim Ridley. He will be one of our panelists at tonight’s anti-racism panel. You can still register! Link to register in bio! #stopasianhate

Steve Haruch is an award-winning journalist, writer and editor. He is editor of the books Greetings From New Nashville: How a Sleepy Southern Town Became “It” City and People Only Die of Love in Movies: Film Writing by Jim Ridley. He will be one of our panelists at tonight’s anti-racism panel. You can still register! Link to register in bio! #stopasianhate

05/10/2021

Happy Mother’s Day!

Happy Mother’s Day!

05/09/2021

Look at this awesome picture frame from today’s #KoreanCultureSchool session! Thanks for sharing!

Look at this awesome picture frame from today’s #KoreanCultureSchool session! Thanks for sharing!

Photos from ASIA Families's post 05/08/2021

Thank you to our amazing #paperfolding instructors for this awesome family session! And thank you to everyone for another great semester of #KoreanCultureSchool! We miss you all already!

05/08/2021

Happy Parent’s Day! Today we celebrate Parent’s Day in Korea. Look at these amazing carnation pins! Did you receive them in the mail? We look forward to seeing you wearing them today at #KoreanCultureSchool 💐

Happy Parent’s Day! Today we celebrate Parent’s Day in Korea. Look at these amazing carnation pins! Did you receive them in the mail? We look forward to seeing you wearing them today at #KoreanCultureSchool 💐

Photos from ASIA Families's post 05/07/2021

Virtual event coming up! Join our Korean American panelists for an open discussion on raising
awareness about Asian racism through shared conversation and
learning from each other by providing collective support.

05/05/2021

Happy Children’s Day! Today, May 5th, we celebrate Children’s Day in Korea. What better gift for your child than signing them up for #CampRice! Teens will have a virtual overnight camp while children will be able to send their toys to Korea! You heard correctly, Korea! On a plane! Sign up for this ONCE IN A TOY’S LIFE opportunity!

Happy Children’s Day! Today, May 5th, we celebrate Children’s Day in Korea. What better gift for your child than signing them up for #CampRice! Teens will have a virtual overnight camp while children will be able to send their toys to Korea! You heard correctly, Korea! On a plane! Sign up for this ONCE IN A TOY’S LIFE opportunity!

Photos from ASIA Families's post 04/26/2021

Registration for #2021 virtual #CampRice is still open! Sign up now!

Photos from ASIA Families's post 04/11/2021

Look at these BEAUTIFUL art collages made during #KoreanCultureSchool! We had so much fun learning about the Korean artist, Lee Man Ik. A huge thank you to our Camp Rice Director, Kyungock, for this amazing session!

04/10/2021

Thank you for joining #KoreanCultureSchool today! Did you miss our awesome #CampRice skit! For more information on this year’s virtual camp, make sure to check out our website, link in bio!

Thank you for joining #KoreanCultureSchool today! Did you miss our awesome #CampRice skit! For more information on this year’s virtual camp, make sure to check out our website, link in bio!

04/09/2021

Now that you know... registration is open for Virtual Camp Rice 2021! Details on our website, link in bio! Space IS limited!

Now that you know... registration is open for Virtual Camp Rice 2021! Details on our website, link in bio! Space IS limited!

Photos from KAvote2021's post 03/23/2021

KA Vote is hosting this virtual vigil for the victims of the Atlanta shooting. Please find the details below.

Custom Slice and Bake Cookies: ASIA Families Logo | 커스텀 쿠키 만들기: 아시아 패밀리 로고 03/12/2021

Custom Slice and Bake Cookies: ASIA Families Logo | 커스텀 쿠키 만들기: 아시아 패밀리 로고

We’re looking forward to making some delicious cookies tomorrow at culture school! https://youtu.be/FckGuiv-nYc

Custom Slice and Bake Cookies: ASIA Families Logo | 커스텀 쿠키 만들기: 아시아 패밀리 로고 Sugar Cookie Dough Ingredients 1 cup softened, unsalted butter1 cup white sugar1 egg1/4 teaspoon salt3 cups all purpose flour (+ a little when rolling and cu...

02/12/2021

Happy Lunar New Year!
Last year we were able to celebrate with the Korean Culture Center and we hope to celebrate in person again next year.

Happy Lunar New Year!
Last year we were able to celebrate with the Korean Culture Center and we hope to celebrate in person again next year.

02/12/2021

Thanks to our generous donors we have raised $9,175 so far. Your donation can help us reach our $10,000 goal. https://www.asiafamilies.org/donate

Thanks to our generous donors we have raised $9,175 so far. Your donation can help us reach our $10,000 goal. https://www.asiafamilies.org/donate

Donate — ASIA Families 02/11/2021

Donate — ASIA Families

Thank you to our donors for the contributions and the wonderful words of appreciation.

“Asia families has enriched our family's lives in countless ways. We are so thankful for your amazing programs and for supporting our family's efforts to learn about Korean culture and adoption.”

You can still help us accomplish our fundraising goal to continue supporting Korean adoptees.

https://www.asiafamilies.org/donate

Donate — ASIA Families Because of the generous donations from adoptees, adoptive families, and those who love and support them, ASIA Families is able to offer and expand our programs like Korean Culture School, Camp Rice, and the Korea Bridge tour.

Donate — ASIA Families 02/10/2021

Donate — ASIA Families

Friday, February 12th is the Lunar New Year—this important date also marks the deadline for ASIA Families’ 2021 Giving Campaign!

We hope to raise $10,000 this year and need your help. Please consider a gift to support ASIA Families programs, enhance services for adult adoptees, and extend our reach to adoptees across the United States.

https://www.asiafamilies.org/donate

Donate — ASIA Families Because of the generous donations from adoptees, adoptive families, and those who love and support them, ASIA Families is able to offer and expand our programs like Korean Culture School, Camp Rice, and the Korea Bridge tour.

Korean Culture School — ASIA Families 02/04/2021

Korean Culture School — ASIA Families

Saturday is our first session of the spring semester of KCS. Have you signed up? https://www.asiafamilies.org/korean-culture-school

Korean Culture School — ASIA Families The next session of Korean Culture School will be offered virtually via Zoom. Korean Culture School is a program where young adopted children and teens meet and interact with peers and learn about their Korean heritage.

01/30/2021

Last week Grace presented the volunteer service achievement award to our Korean Culture School teacher Emily Chu. She is a trained early child educator and teaches Korean for a local Korean school when she is not helping at KCS. Thank you Emily!

Last week Grace presented the volunteer service achievement award to our Korean Culture School teacher Emily Chu. She is a trained early child educator and teaches Korean for a local Korean school when she is not helping at KCS. Thank you Emily!

Adoptive Families Movie Night and Q & A: Found in Korea | Adoption Agency Bethesda, MD | Barker Adoption Foundation 01/27/2021

Adoptive Families Movie Night and Q & A: Found in Korea | Adoption Agency Bethesda, MD | Barker Adoption Foundation

Join our friends at the Barker Foundation for a virtual watch party of “Found in Korea.” https://www.barkeradoptionfoundation.org/about-us/events/adoptive-families-movie-night-and-q-found-korea

Adoptive Families Movie Night and Q & A: Found in Korea | Adoption Agency Bethesda, MD | Barker Adoption Foundation Plan to join other families who have adopted internationally for a special “virtual” movie night at Barker! On Thursday, December 3 from 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM EST join our "watch party" of the highly acclaimed movie "Found in Korea," which follows Meggin Nam Holtz, filmmaker, and Korean adult adopt...

01/18/2021

Remember to register for our upcoming spring semester! We’re going to learn about the Korean language through games, crafts and activities for children, teens, and parents. https://www.asiafamilies.org/korean-culture-school

Remember to register for our upcoming spring semester! We’re going to learn about the Korean language through games, crafts and activities for children, teens, and parents. https://www.asiafamilies.org/korean-culture-school

01/08/2021

Korean Culture School — ASIA Families

Registration is open for our spring semester of culture school! https://www.asiafamilies.org/korean-culture-school

asiafamilies.org This fall, ASIA Families brings you Virtual Korean Culture School. Three sessions are being offered through Zoom meetings, save your spot today by registering here. The October and December sessions are for children, teens and parents, and the November session is for adults. Learn more about the fal...

asiafamilies.org 12/29/2020

Learning Dduck-gook and K-pop — ASIA Families

While we are not able to be together in person, we are staying connected online. This winter our families have learned about the history of K-pop, made Dduck-gook and received yummy Korean goodies. https://www.asiafamilies.org/blog/2020/12/27/learning-dduck-gook-and-kpop

asiafamilies.org Holidays gift packages of Korean ramen and snacks donated by Rhee Brothers and WonShil Shin were shared with Korean adoptee families during the Fall semester closing ceremony of Korean Culture School.

[12/04/20]   We’re looking forward to our virtual Korean Culture School session tomorrow and can’t wait to cook with Lydia and all of you. https://www.youtube.com/c/LydiaK

[11/23/20]   We are looking for a new volunteer Communications Coordinator. Are you interested or know someone who is? Details for this position can be found here: https://www.asiafamilies.org/blog/2020/11/17/asia-families-seeks-a-volunteer-communications-coordinator

11/02/2020

There is still time to sign up!

We are inviting Adoptive Parents to participate in an Open Discussion about Parenting in Turbulence. The purpose is for parents to share their personal experiences of and strategies for how to respond to racial slurs and microaggressions, how to navigate and support the mental health of our children in these divided times, and parenting and emotional health. We hope this session will be interactive and open. The session will be facilitated by Dr. Hollee McGinnis.

Date: Saturday, November 7, 2020
Time: 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. EST
Location: Online via Zoom
Cost: $10 per family
Participants: Adoptive parents
How to register: Click https://form.jotform.com/202875266882972 to register (Please register per household). RSVPs will be confirmed via email with a Zoom link. Please do so by November 6, 2020 by midnight.

10/22/2020

We are inviting Adoptive Parents to participate in an Open Discussion about Parenting in Turbulence. The purpose is for parents to share their personal experiences of and strategies for how to respond to racial slurs and microaggressions, how to navigate and support the mental health of our children in these divided times, and parenting and emotional health. We hope this session will be interactive and open. The session will be facilitated by Dr. Hollee McGinnis.

Date: Saturday, November 7, 2020
Time: 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. EST
Location: Online via Zoom
Cost: $10 per family
Participants: Adoptive parents
How to register: Click https://form.jotform.com/202875266882972 to register (Please register per household). RSVPs will be confirmed via email with a Zoom link. Please do so by November 6, 2020 by midnight.

10/09/2020

M is for Mandoo | 만두 만두 만두

Who is excited to see their friends and make mandoo tomorrow? https://youtu.be/Wi0yRhwE7b0

Ingredients and directions are below ⬇️ Thank you for washing your hands 👏🏻 Instagram: @lunchwithlydia --- Vegetable Mandoo Filling Ingredients ½ cube firm t...

10/01/2020

Happy Chuseok! How are you celebrating?

Chuseok is one of Korea's biggest national holidays. 🌙
This year, the holiday will be from September 30 to October 4.
Learn more about Chuseok in our column below.

🔹 Travel highlight: http://ow.ly/pF9P50BDQok

#VisitKorea later #kto #OurHeartsAreAlwaysOpen #chuseok #추석

[09/16/20]   Please join ASIA Families on Wednesday September 23, 7:30pm to 9:00pm EST for a Korean Adult Adoptee Listening Session about Strategies to Manage Stress and Increase Mindfulness in 2020.

Our guest speakers, Hollee McGinnis and Aimee Mui, will share their top tips and techniques for stress management and practicing mindfulness followed by open dialogue and Q&A with the attendees. All Korean adult adoptees are invited to attend.

Date: Wednesday, September 23
Time: 7:30pm to 9:00pm EST
Location: Online via Zoom
Cost: Free
Participants: Korean adult adoptees ages 18 years and above
How to register: Email [email protected] by midnight on Tuesday September 22

asiafamilies.org 09/11/2020

Korean Culture School — ASIA Families

We miss seeing the kids and families at culture school. Until it's safe to be together in person, we will offer culture school sessions via Zoom. The kids will have opportunities to connect in small groups before our very own YouTube star Lydia Kim is going to teach them how to cook some Korean favorites. For details and to sign up, please go to https://www.asiafamilies.org/korean-culture-school

asiafamilies.org This fall, ASIA Families brings you Virtual Korean Culture School. Three sessions are being offered through Zoom meetings, save your spot today by registering here. The October and December sessions are for children, teens and parents, and the November session is for adults. Learn more about the fal...

09/11/2020

Asia Families Teens, we hope you've enjoyed our summer program and we hope you'll join us tomorrow for our Back to School Virtual Gathering. Please RSVP by email to [email protected] and choose one of these rooms:
Room 1: K-pop Radio Show
Room 2: Meet your counselors!
* Counselor Kimm will be sharing about her journey in Korean culinary and being connected to Korean community
* Counselor Alison will be sharing about her experience of visiting Korea and all the feels!
* Counselor Chris will be sharing his recent involvement with the BLM movement and racism that surrounds us!
Room 3: Meet my pet!..or me!

07/27/2020

It’s Camp RICE, Covid Edition. Our teens are going on a virtual adventure.

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Lydia Kim

Lydia Kim, our Korea tour director, is one of the smiling faces that usually greets families when they arrive at culture school. We wish we could see her in person, but for now we're excited to follow her new YouTube channel about Korean food and culture https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkmrFl_LAppcuu2ib4T3ZNw

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For children, teens and their families: Camp Rice (annual Korean culture camp), monthly Korean Culture School, Korea tours designed for adoptees and their families

For adult adoptees (KADs): Workshops and conferences for adult adoptees, Korea tours designed for adoptees and their families, leadership and volunteer opportunities at Camp Rice, Korean Culture School, and other events

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