FAQs

 
1. How will you find the Korean family members?
 
We have reached out to media, KAS and the adoption agencies and are working to keep the word out that DNA testing is freely available for any birth searching family member.
 
2. What if I don't pay membership dues but find I have a coded name on my FTDNA or GEDmatch accounts?
 
If you pay the membership dues, we will give you all the information on that person as long as you can demonstrate that they are a parent, aunt or uncle, cousin or niece or nephew to you. Only by paying membership dues will this information be released to you.  For Europeans this information is available to you as long as you have paid the admin fee along with your shipping costs. If you have not paid current membership dues and find yourself with a coded match, the cost for the information will be $200 dollars.
 
3. How often will you collect DNA?
 
We have a full-time DNA manager and a full-time Director in place in South Korea who are distributing and collecting DNA kits and managing projects there.
 
4. What if the person that I am matched with has passed?
 
We will supply you with the information that we have on that person, including photos.
 
5. If I am interested in participating in your organization, how can I do that?
 
Contact us at  325kamra@gmail.com
 
6. Does anyone in this organization draw a salary?
 
Most of our board members do not draw a salary and work on a volunteer basis. Our staff in Korea do, however, draw salaries. There are many operational costs of running an organization including, postage, bookkeeping and tax accounting and preparation, liability insurance, etc. Any money received by the organization via membership or donations goes into our operating costs. 
 
7. How will the vetting process be done to prove one is a Korean Adoptee?
 
Vetting will be done thru our organization for all Korean adoptees living outside the United States.  Once Korean adoptee status and shipping payment has been confirmed, we will mail you a DNA kit. For Korean adoptees living in the United States vetting is done thru the facebook group Korean American Adoptees/KAA and a request for a free kit must be through that facebook group.
 
8. Are membership dues tax deductible?
 
No. We are providing services to members (potentially DNA match information or a kit) and services are never tax deductible.
 
9. Can I still get a DNA kit if I am not a member?
 
As long as you are are Korean adoptee you are eligible for kit thru us if you live outside the United States and or are traveling in South Korea.