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 try 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
The board of directors for Nest consists of prominent figures from all walks of life. Including the chairman of the board, who, Father John (김홍진 신부님), 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
Nest Koreas main office consists of the Secretary General, the Overseas Aid Dpartment, the Overseas Adopters Support Department, and the Regional Headquarters.