A Korean Aussie adoptee goes back home for the first time. Hilarity ensues?
I’m Ellie Freeman. I work in community media.
I’m a Korean adoptee based in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia and I was born Kim Joo Hye. I was adopted when I was 4 months old.
In 2012, I visited Korea for the first time since I was born with Korean-based adoptee organisation G.O.A.L as part of the First Trip Home program.
I started this blog to talk about my trip, family search and reunion.
Long story short? I unexpectedly found my birth family and four wonderful sisters I didn’t know I had. You can read the whole adventure here.
I’m back in Australia now, but I’ve kept this blog to continue talking about adoption, Korean culture, and my relationship with my birth family.
Why the cheesy name?