Students and youth are the world’s future. Connections between you around the world foster global citizenship, mutual respect, cultural understanding, and peace.

AdopteeBridge’s “Dear Chingu” program started in 2017 between students in America and South Korea. The program has since expanded to include adoptees and students around the world. “Dear Chingu” is named in honor of the program’s Korean roots, as the word “Chingu” means “friend” in Korean. We are proud to work with adoptees from around the world and hope to expand the program to further countries!

AdopteeBridge's "Dear Chingu" program coordinates letter exchanges between adoptees and students ages 6-18 years old.

Program Goals:

1.     Foster cultural awareness between adoptees and students around the world.

2.     Provide motivation for adoptees and students to share and learn about their respective cultures.

3.     For students overseas to practice their English

4. To gain knowledge about a culture different from one’s own

Program Outline:

  • Correspondence will be facilitated by AdopteeBridge.

  • There are two (2) sessions each year

    • Session I: March-June

    • Session II: September-January

  • A small fee of $15 per session is required to cover the AdopteeBridge costs of editing, coordinating companion writers and ensuring safety of the participants*

    • A total of 6 exchanges will be sent (3 from adoptee, 3 from student at partnering school) per session (Session I: March-June; Session II: September-January)

    *If financial limitations should prevent you from participating, please contact us:

My boys truly enjoy hearing from their Chingus and it fosters great conversations about their amazing birthplace!

"Dear Chingu" Interest Form

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