Happy Gotcha Day to Me!

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Wow, 31 years sure have flown! 31 years ago I was brought home for the first time after being adopted by the coolest and most awesome family. At 3 months old, I flew from Seoul, South Korea, to Seattle, WA, and onwards to LAX where I was greeted by family, friends, and more friends. Truly so much love. I feel so blessed and grateful.
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Here are just a couple of fun pics from the airport (LAX) when my family met me. It’s amazing how far we’ve come since 1984 when my Uncle was able to go onto the plane at LAX and video me coming off the airplane. Sure can’t do that nowadays, can’t even meet people at the gate. I was very lucky to have been greeted at the gate.
Mary (the agency rep) walking me off the plane w/ Uncle following w/ video camera.


Mary (the agency rep) putting me into my parents’ arms. Ahhh <3

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  1. Brianne

    July 24, 2020 at 10:42 am

    This is so sweet! Happy Gotcha Day to you! I honestly have never heard of this day before, but I absolutely love it so much. This makes my heart happy.

  2. Claudia

    July 24, 2020 at 11:18 am

    This was such a beautiful story. Happy Gotcha Day to you! I hope it’s a wonderful one!

  3. Matt Taylor

    July 24, 2020 at 3:02 pm

    Happy Gotcha Day Joy! 🙂 So happy you got snatched up by amazing parents. 🙂

  4. Meki (Redefining Us)

    July 24, 2020 at 7:59 pm

    awwww that’s so cute – a gotcha day! 🙂 happy gotcha day to you! this is a lovely story. am looking forward to adopt a child too — it’s been in my life plan! and awesome job to your parents!!

  5. Marie Phillips

    July 24, 2020 at 10:08 pm

    Wow, what an amazing time for you and your family! And to think about how life changing those events were for so many people.

  6. Nkem

    July 25, 2020 at 1:01 am

    Happy Gotcha day indeed! How special do you feel?!

  7. Gervin Khan

    July 25, 2020 at 4:17 am

    First time to hear Gotcha Day but I totally understand the meaning of this through this article. It is so sweet and happy to read this. Thank you!

  8. Chei

    July 25, 2020 at 6:38 am

    Awww this is so sweet. Its very inspiring story. Thank you for sharing.

  9. shruti

    July 25, 2020 at 10:21 am

    wish you a very happy gotcha day…Your story is so beautiful. I wish everyone has a story as happy as yours.

  10. Rhea Evangelista

    July 25, 2020 at 6:17 pm

    This post made me smile, A clear celebration of gratitude 🙂 Such a pure heart, Happy gotcha day and god bless you always.

  11. Steven Morrissette

    July 26, 2020 at 1:24 pm

    That is such a great day to celebrate. Happy gotcha day.

  12. Emman Damian

    July 26, 2020 at 6:51 pm

    I didn’t know there is a Happy Gotcha Day! I should celebrate it soon! So nice!

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