Thursday, March 22, 2018

Korean Culture Day, April 14, 2018

Please join Families Through Korean Adoption–Madison (FTKA) for our 8th annual Korean Culture Day, a morning of celebrating and bringing together families interested in South Korea and adoption. This FTKA event is open to the public. Please share the following registration link with friends, families, and other adoptive families.

Date:        Saturday, April 14, 2018

Time:        8:30 – 9 a.m. registration and 9 a.m. – noon activities

Where:     St. Andrew Church, 6815 Schneider Rd, 
Middleton, WI 53562

Cost:        $7 per child and $10 per adult


We will have activities for ALL ages of children, including taekwondo, K-pop, B-boy dancing, a Korean snack store and Korean food to share. There will also be sessions specifically designed for adolescents and teens, including a safe space for this age group to connect with peers and young adult role models. Please note that any child three or younger will need to be accompanied by an adult.

For the adults, we will have a session on facilitating conversations about race with your adopted child, led by Lori DuRussel, M.S. Lori has a master's degree in educational psychology, with a focus on adult education and learning; is an adoptive mom; has worked in the adoption field for over 10 years; and believes that families come in all shapes and sizes. For more info, see

Adults will also have an opportunity to hear from Dan Bliss, an adult Korean adoptee who recently returned to Minnesota after living and working in South Korea for the past two years.

A big thank you to Mary Howard, Laura Newberry, and Brent Paulson and their amazing team of college-aged volunteers - many Korean America adoptees themselves - for once again making this morning possible!  

For more information about FTKA, please visit and/or email questions to