Category Archives: informational

A few words about AdopteeBridge

The folks at AdopteeBridge sent us a note to ask us to mention them to you. This looks like something that could be beneficial to many of us.

AdopteeBridge is an adoptee-led organization providing services to transracial adoptees, their families, and community. Our organization is in direct response to the large number of transracial adoptees living in Minnesota. We offer positive direct support services to these adoptees, empowering them to have a better understanding of their birthland and adoption stories.

We offer a wide range of services including birthland tours, mentorship program, discussion groups for both adult adoptees and adoptive parents, and soon, we will offer educational webinars.

 

If you’re interested in more information, contact them at www.adopteebridge.org/.

United Way Campaign

For those of you who donate through the United Way campaign, you now have the option of donating to Camp Moon-hwa. On the pledge form, you have the option of ‘writing in’ a nonprofit organization. If you’d like to donate to Camp Moon-hwa, this is where you would enter in the following information:
SMCES- Camp Moon-hwa
1801 20th Ave NE
Rochester, MN 55906

Please comment if you need further information such as a telephone number or tax id number.

Thank you!

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Sorry, this web site hasn’t been updated, but I’ve been busy with a trip to South Korea and am just now getting back in the swing of things.

 

 

Another Exchange Student Opportunity

This morning we received a request for help in finding homes for 2 South Korean exchange students. Time is short, so the sooner you decide to accept one into your home the better. If interested, please call the number listed or contact Sue Franck via e-mail sfranck (at) nacelopendoor.org. Thanks!

FLIER – TaeRin. Lourdes, MN

FLIER – JunSang. Lourdes, MN

We truly do need assistance.  We have three very nice South Korean teenagers coming to Rochester to attend Lourdes High School.  We have a potential host family for one of the young ladies, but we have a girl and a boy for whom we are still seeking homes.  Nacel Open Door is a highly reputable high school age exchange organization, and we’ve had students at Lourdes for several years.  This is the first time we’ve had difficulty locating suitable homes, though, and are reaching out to the community.

 

Our students’ natural parents pay for all of the private school tuition and expenses, uniforms, bus transportation, etc.  The students come with their own personal spending money, and are covered by medical insurance.  Our host families provide a warm environment, a private bedroom, meals (although students purchase school lunches), and basic care.  Our families come from all walks of life, with a common goal of providing a South Korean teenage with a good experience while attending high school and preparing for the future.

 

In return, our families receive a host family stipend to help cover any expenses that may be incurred by having another member in the household.  Additionally, we have an experienced and trained staff and local representative on hand to assist our families and students throughout the school year.  You are never alone when hosting with Nacel Open Door, we are always here to help.

 

To learn more about us, please contact our website at www.nacelopendoor.org.  The direct link to the Private School Program is http://www.nacelopendoor.org/exchange-programs/private-school-program.html.  I am being so bold as to attach flyers giving a little information about two of our students, in the hope that you will help us reach out to people in the community who may be interested in assisting these exceptional young people.  Additionally, if you refer people to us who do host one of the students, we will provide the camp with a $250 Referral Fee for each placement.

Please do call me at 800-622-3553 extension 603 with any questions you may have, or respond back via email.  I am very anxious to speak to you further, and hope we can work together on behalf of these two deserving young people.