I got this update from Lorial Crowder and the rest of our friends over at Filipino Adoptees Network . Nate James Bae Kupel is an adopted Korean who recently completed his graduate studies at University of Massachusetts Boston. His research looked at the need for post adoption services specifically for adult adoptees. The agencies and most adult adoptees were located in New England area. Nate is also the president of Boston Korean Adoptees, Incorporated, which is a non-profit organization focused on building a community of adult adoptees with a connection to Korea in the greater Boston and New England area. Boston Korean Adoptees, Inc. also works to educate those in the larger community about the issues surrounding international adoption and transracial adoption. Adoption in the Filipino and Asian community is a topic I still have to cover on this blog and I hope to feature some of these men and women to share their stories as Asian American adoptees.
For more on Nate James Bae Kupel’s research on Asian Adoptees and Post-Adoption Services in Massachusetts: Data from Providers and Reflections from Adult Adoptees, click here.