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Research invite
by danig85 (danig85)
at December 13th, 2011 (01:44 pm)

Hi friends,

Being a Korean adoptee has not had a big impact on my life until recently. I am 26 years old, and never gave much thought to my Korean heritage or adoption status. I was raised in a White environment and pretty much just wanted to fit in. It feels like "all of a sudden," being adopted from Korea has started to affect me. I am a grad student now, and last semester I took a class about adoption. Reading research articles about adoptees evoked so many latent emotions. I have also been reading memoirs of other Korean adoptees and I feel like I completely connect with things other people write about, even though I never knew I had these feelings until now.

Anyway, I have decided to write my M.A. thesis about experiences of Korean adoptees. Since I know what it is like to look one way, but sometimes feel another way, I want to explore how we navigate between feelings of similarity and difference. I hope to discover factors that facilitate positive interpretations of difference.

I would be grateful if anyone wanted to help me with my research by taking an online survey that takes about 30 minutes to complete. I am looking for people who were adopted from Korea, by a White parent or parents. To compensate you for your time, at the end of the survey, you will have the option to be entered into three raffles for $50 each. If you are interested, you can take the survey at the following link: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/QC2KXZ2

Thank you very much for you consideration.
Danielle