History & Mission Statement
Adoptee Hub is a non-profit organization established on April 9, 2018, by Ami Nafzger, CEO. Mrs. Nafzger previously founded and ran the Non-Government organization, Global Overseas Adoptee's Link, (G.O.A.'L.) in Korea.
Our organization is run by a Board of Korean adoptees and volunteers in the United States, Europe, and Korea.
Our mission is to connect, collaborate, and preserve adoption legacies through community, culture, and post-adoption services.
Give to the Max 2022 Fund Drive
It has been almost 70 years since international adoption began, yet there are still scant resources for adoptees and their families to navigate the mental health, identity development, and racial integration issues many face. Adoptee Hub’s initiatives include: facilitating birth searches, reunions, ongoing translations, support groups, counseling, citizenship, and so much more.
As November is National Adoption Awareness Month, our Give to the Max campaign, will focus on the support needed to build, design, and launch our Global Birth Search portal. This portal will be an active data source and gateway for the Minnesota and International community of Korean adoptees, to facilitate the reuniting of birth families.
The Global Birth Search Portal will provide:
*A secure multi-lingual portal for adoptees to provide their information, data, and pictures, and any other pertinent information from their adoption file/ paperwork.
*A secure multi-lingual portal for birth families to provide their information, data, and pictures of the children they are seeking.
*A registry that crosschecks data and conducts facial recognition in order to match adoptee information with birth parent information.
*An access point to translation services.
*A community hub for mental health support.
*A cultural network that supports the complex navigation of searching for one's birth family, living in reunion, and learning about one's ancestry.
Your support will help adoptees locate and reunite with their birth families. For many not knowing their origin story is a barrier to true self-knowledge. Even adoptees fully integrated, supported, and in loving relationships with their Adoptive families can feel the desire to resolve the unknown questions about their previous lives. "Where do I come from?" is for many an existential question.
About Adoptee Hub