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Adopted Asian Americans?

Adopted Asian Americans?
« on: August 23, 2007, 10:56:26 AM »
Has anyone had an experience or heard of anyone with an experience in applying for law school and being an adopted Asian American? In my situation, I was born in Korea, but grew up with white parents in the Midwest. Does this constitute a unique personal/diversity statement? Will I even seem like a minority or just another white Midwestern kid that happens to look Asian?  ???

Re: Adopted Asian Americans?
« Reply #1 on: August 23, 2007, 11:39:35 AM »
Has anyone had an experience or heard of anyone with an experience in applying for law school and being an adopted Asian American? In my situation, I was born in Korea, but grew up with white parents in the Midwest. Does this constitute a unique personal/diversity statement? Will I even seem like a minority or just another white Midwestern kid that happens to look Asian?  ???

I have met a few Koreans (and even Chinese) who were adopted by white parents in America. However, if your ethnicity is technically Korean, then you won't be considered a minority. What do you mean by "just another white Midwestern kid that happens to look Asian"? Are you saying that you consider yourself white, in the sense that you're very Americanized/white-washed even though you're really Korean?  If this is true, then you're not really a special case. You'd be like every other Korean American, and not considered a minority. However, the fact that you were adopted by white parents as a Korean child could possibly make a good personal statement.