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325KAMRA INC

Cause Area

  • Community
  • International
  • Race & Ethnicity
  • Veterans & Military Families

Location

1883 W Royal Hunte Drive, Suite 200ACedar City, UT 84720 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

The Korean Conflict resulted in over 200,000 Korean children adopted into families around the world. Our mission is to to reunite Korean families separated by war, adoption, death, and tragedy by DNA testing Korean adoptees, Korean war veterans, and anyone of Korean descent.

Description

History: Several mixed heritage Koreans successfully used DNA to find their biological fathers’ families. While attending a 2015 Koreans & Camptowns conference in Berkeley CA, the founders knew if they could get DNA to Korea and test birth families, they could help adopted Koreans find their biological families too. 325 (hotel room) and KAMRA ( Korean American Mixed Race Adoptees). The dynamics of the organization changed the new name Korean Adoptees Making Reunions Attainable better represented who we and what we do.


Goal: DNA test and collect Korean birth family history; distribute DNA kits to Korean adoptees worldwide and Korean War Veterans.


Services: Distribute DNA kits worldwide; Help Korean adoptees with research assistance; Provide resources to understand DNA and how it can be used; Manage several online support groups; Provide initial contact and translation services (in Korea) for connected family


Achievements: 6,000 DNA kits distributed - 300 automatic DNA matches through the database - 115 successful reunions - 500 Koreans tested

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