Trader Joe's seems to be a hotbed of Korean adoption action for us lately.
it's the kimchi fried rice in the freezer section? (BTW--the kimchi fried rice is excellent and very spicy. We love it fried up with scrambled eggs.) Or could it be the fresh kimchi in the refrigerated section? (We have this in our fridge now but haven't taste tested it.) And LM and I LOVE the roasted seaweed.
It's fun to see so many Korean foods making their way into mainstream stores.
So, back to the Korean adoption part....
A few weekends ago we were shopping with Little Man in tow, when a woman ran up
and said "my daughter was adopted from China and my son is from South
Korea. Is your son from one of those places?" Awesome! We chatted
quickly and found that their son is about a month older than ours and he
came home a week before us! And, we both used the exact same two
So, in the midst of the produce area
we exchanged numbers. We managed to catch up for dessert a few days later and I can't tell you how much fun it was. We'll be getting the boys and
the rest of the family members together again soon. Yay!
forward to last week's shopping trip. Again, in the produce area (?!) a
lovely woman stopped to chat with me. She has a daughter in tow, a few
months younger than Little Man. She asked if my husband was Asian and
then gently asked if Owen was adopted. When I said yes, he was born in
South Korea, she shared that she too was adopted from South Korea and
she and her husband were working on an adoption as well. They had passed
their home study and were waiting for a referral when she got pregnant,
so their adoption is currently on hold. They are waiting to begin the
So we exchanged info as well.
Again, I am reminded how adoption has opened up our world in so many wonderful ways! Can't wait to see what happens this week at Trader Joe's.