Welcome to our Pen Pals series, featuring correspondence between two mothers, one from the U.S. and one from South Korea.
Links to each of their letters are provided below. Translations of these letters are featured on the Korean women's Website womenline.
Ellen, 32, a high school teacher, is the wife of Dave, a 32-year old editor in the medical education field. They have two children, Abbey (3) and Aidan (1), who were adopted from South Korea.
Meet Yunkyung and her family
Yunkyung is 30 years old. She and her husband, Jong Sub Shim (also 30), live in Seoul, South Korea. They have one son, Jae-Kyoung, who recently turned 1. Yunkyung teaches Korean literature in a Seoul high school. Her husband works for the South Korean government.