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Ok so I'm at a total loss here! DH's birth family is all still in South Korea. We are in contact with them pretty regularly, although not as much as we'd like. The problem is, even when we are in contact the language barrier is a huge issue, as their English is rudimentary at best (his little sister speaks a smidgen, nothing conversational) and our Korean is deplorable (and that's being nice lol). DH lost his ability to speak Korean when he was adopted to the US, as his 'new' family didn't have any way of nurturing it (middle of nowhere small town USA).
So...I guess I'm wondering if there are any mamas (or DHs) who could help us out? Maybe we could email letters for them to you, and you could email them back translated into Hangul? One thing we can't figure out is how to address a freaking envelope so it will get to them. We have what we think is an address, but since we can't read Hangul we aren't sure what is a name, a street, anything at all. I don't know what to do about phone calls, but I'm just trying to figure SOMETHING out. It really sucks that he's reconnected and yet is still so DISconnected because of the language issue, and we really want to nurture their involvement in our lives.
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