If you haven't heard of it already, I would suggest the Korean Quarterly - written, in part, by Korean adoptees. Adoption is a very sensitive subject already, but what I'm finding with my research is that many families are not looking at the long-term adverse affects of their adoptions. They are simply looking to raise a child and while admirable intentions are usually the norm, more often than not, what is not explored is the child's original origins, culture, language and background.
I would encourage anyone adopting from Korea to do a bit of research before deciding. Possibly learn some history, study some language and really get involved with any possible Korean neighborhoods in your area. Believe me, when your child grows up they will thank you.
Korean Quarterly is a wonderful publication - and that is coming from myself, a journalist and writer -- so understand it's the truth and no, I don't write nor contribute to the publication.
Anyone who has been to Korea will tell you the immense pride the nation has for that which its country provides. It's something severly lacking in the US today and is actually quite refreshing. For those adopting from Korea, be true to your child's background, their heritage, culture and way of life. You are adopting a child, but you are more importantly raising a human being and he or she deserves to know and understand who they truly are and where they truly came from.
Thank you -