Our Child,

Our Responsibility!​

After the Korean War, at least 200,000 people were adopted overseas for various reasons. During a post-war ruin state, overseas adoption at that time was considered “ones blessing.” Now countless overseas adoptees are visiting the land where they were born. There are different reasons people come back to Korea to visit, but a common question is “What type of country is Korea, that abandoned me?”

Taking their first step on Korean soil, adoptees could have mixed feelings. Some questions could come to mind such as “why did such a well-off country abandon me?” and “my parents must have given up on me because of some stories they can’t tell me.” There are some adoptees that try to settle down in Korea, but life here is not very easy. Nest, a private organization, is a haven for all overseas adoptees who have left Korea unintentionally, and it will be your home as a friend, brother, sister and family.

Overseas adoptees! You are not alone. Nest is with you! “둥지” is your fence and we will do our best to support you. Nest is also involved in overseas aid for neighboring third world countries. Nest hopes to make the world a little brighter and more beautiful through our small gestures. I would like to thank all of the sponsors that help support Nest. I hope that your work will always be meaningful.

Chairman of the board
Father John

Board of Nest Korea

General Assembly/Board of Directors

The board of directors for Nest consists of prominent figures from all walks of life. Including the chairman of the board, Father John (김홍진 신부님), who decides and reviews the business direction and policies of the corporation. The directors are as below.
- Yoon-Ki Song (송윤기) : Patent attorney of Seah (세아)
- Bong-Hwan Choi (최봉환) : Former Vice President of Korea Expressway Corporation
- Ik Baek (백익) : Standing Adviser of PARADISE SEGASAMMY Co. Ltd.
- Geon-Ju Kim (김건주) : Head of the new material business department at Byeoksan Paint Co. Ltd.
- Heon-Cho Chung (정헌초) : Korean Air Manager
- Jae-won Ahn (안재원) : CEO of Cheil Wood
- Chul Park (박철) : Actor
- Jong-In Park (박종인) : PD of Peace Broadcasting

Main Office

Nest Koreas main office consists of the Secretary General, the Overseas Aid Department, the Overseas Adopters Support Department, and the Regional Headquarters.

History of Nest Korea


  • 2006년 10월 Nest Korea founded
  • 2007년 1월 Registration completed for Nest Foundation
  • 2007년 11월 First board meeting
  • 2008년 11월 First “Hanbando” cultural experience “Let’s Go, Jeju Island!”
  • 2010년 2월 Changing the English corporate name from Nest Foundation to Nest Korea
  • 2011년 5월 International Exchange and Cooperation project/support for Darhan Agricultural school in Mongolia
  • 2011년 8월 Medical Aid via Medicines/Marshall Islands
  • 2011년 9월 Name of Korean cultural experience changed from “Let’s go, Jeju Island” to “Let’s go, Korea!” 
  • 2011년 10월 Opening and consecration of Café Nest
  • 2012년 1월 KBS World Radio Interview, Arirang Radio Interview
  • 2012년 3월 KTV documentary film “Hope” : Broadcasting
  • 2012년 7월 NHK World Overseas Adoption interview
  • 2013년 9월 Opening of NAVER Happy Bean and Happy Log 
  • 2013년 12월 Appearing on Catholic Peace Broadcasting Radio show called “Today is a Blessing”
                                     hosted by Dong-woo Lee and Da-Hye Kim 
  • 2014년 3월 Interview with KBS World Radio “The World We Live Together
  • 2014년 4월 Women’s Newspaper Interview. 
  • 2014년 7월 Providing Marshall Island with 20 computers 
  • 2015년 11월 Conference on the advancement of donation culture/Baekbeom Memorial Hall, Catholic international health forum
  • 2015년 12월 Dispatch of overseas medical volunteers / Tarag Mamak, Indonesia
  • 2016년 3월 Indonesia Cape Marulak Area Scholarship Support
  • 2016년 9월 Appearing on SBS TV Show called ‘Curious Story Y’ 
  • 2016년 12월 Visit to JST Philippine Education Facility 
  • 2017년 3월 Indonesian scholarship support project 
  • 2017년 7월 Debate on supporting overseas adoptees settlement in Korea
  • 2017년 10월 Visit to Mynamar special childrens education facility//Mynamar Mitzina
  • 2018년 11월 Visit to educational facilities for poor children in Cambodia 
  • 2019년 10월 Visit to Senegal (womens competency enhancement project)
  • 2019년 12월 Pre-survey of projects to support poor children in the Philippines