Series 3, Episode 4: What Makes a “Family” in South Korea? Yonsei Students Discuss Adoption and Single Mothers

Season 3, Episode 4: features one guest from Yonsei University, Erin Underwood. In this episode Underwood speaks with Yonsei University’s NOVAsia team about adoption in South Korea. Underwood has past experience at an adoption organization in South Korea which she talks about along with her own research into the subject. Simone Liew, co-editor in chief at NOVAsia speaks about single mothers in South Korea and comments on some of the issues with how they are perceived. Liew volunteered at an organization that provided different services for single mother households and she shares her experience there.

Guest: Erin Underwood

NOVAsia Team: Simone Liew, Sara Upshur

Cameras: Matthew Fleming, Sara Upshur

Producer/Main Editor: Sara Upshur

Assistant Editor: Matthew Fleming

Music: Expression by Pold


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About Sara Upshur 10 Articles
Sara is a Masters student at Yonsei Graduate School of International Studies. She is originally from Canada and graduated from McMaster University for Communication Studies. Sara came to Korea to study due to her wish to study and learn about the world from various perspectives among other international students. She believes that to understand the world and work with those around her she needs to recognize her own biases. That applies to studying anything from historical aspects of a culture to reading lifestyle and fashion magazines.