Mission Statement

HalfKorean.com is an online community for all people of mixed Korean descent. Although the name of the site is HalfKorean.com, it is to encompass all people of mixed Korean descent no matter what the percentage.

It was founded and is dedicated to provide information and act as an extended family and network for mixed Koreans as well as anyone else whom is interested in mixed heritage, culture and diversity.

The main focus of content is to note the various accomplishments of our people and to be a forum to share experiences between individuals.

Ultimately we are all humans. In no way is the site meant to state that we are any better or any worse than other ethnic groups.

We strive for unity with the greater Korean community, to instill pride in our Korean heritage and to celebrate our diverse mixed cultural backgrounds.

We wish to work with other like-minded individuals, organizations, and websites.


  1. Doris Dalton
    Posted September 4, 2010 at 7:24 pm | Permalink

    Hi! Surfing the web tonight with half-asian-ness in mind. I’m half Korean, and have recently joined a bone-marrow match organization, in hopes of being of help to some other half-Korean person who may need bone marrow, a population of people (like us!) who are woefully underrepresented in bone marrow banks, where genetic matches are compulsory. The only other half-Korean people I know, in Salt Lake City or otherwise, are my siblings: my cousins are all full Korean. My background is similar to yours, David: my parents met while my American father was in the military and stationed in Korea. My two brothers were born there, but I did do the “army brat” thing, until my father retired when I was about 10.

    Anyway, I look forward to periodically keeping in tune with your organization, and am sorry that I can’t attend the October event due to prior commitments. Maybe next year? I’ll bring my sister (she lives in Chicago). We’ve talked about going to So-Cal together, primarily to eat in the local Koreatowns. Until then, Myung-Ga Tofu House in Salt Lake City will have to suffice.


  2. James Bolton
    Posted December 2, 2010 at 9:09 pm | Permalink

    I recently came across this website and was quite surprised there was a community of people just like me. Similarly like a number of others listed on the site, my father (Caucasian Air Force American stationed in Korea) met my Korean mother and brought her back to the US to get married. I was born and raised in NJ and did not meet another half Asian until I was in college.

    Presently, I live in Wisconsin with my wife and daughter and look forward to checking back to this site often to learn more about up coming events and getting to know more people with a similar background.

    Are there any plans for another get together in 2011?

  3. Mique hwang
    Posted July 16, 2012 at 6:36 pm | Permalink

    Hope everyone who attended the 4th annual
    Meet up got home safely. It was such a well organized
    Event and I felt very welcome, despite my not even being
    Half Korean. I was amazed how some came from so far away to share their stories.
    Thanks to the organizers.

  4. Jong Davis
    Posted February 22, 2013 at 4:03 pm | Permalink

    Hello all, just came across this site by reading the feature of Marja Vongerichten. I wasnt aware that an organization such as this exists. I wished I knew about this years ago. I am Korean/African American (father was in military). I was raised by a single Korean mother in Detroit, MI. I came to America at the age of 13. Needless to say the transition was quite difficult growing in an all Black community. Through the love and support of my mother, I am now a successful physician and hope to offer my time to other children of mixed background.
    I now live in Los Angeles where there is a large Korean community but I have yet to meet someone of my background. If fact , I have never met another halfKorean/African Am person in my lifetime. I will keep searching πŸ™‚

  5. yuri
    Posted April 4, 2013 at 11:01 am | Permalink

    I was just messing around on the web and find this. Im excited to keep up with this community and be part of it. Im half korean, my dad was korean and my mom is white.saddly my dad left when i was young. I had to teach myself korean and everything about the harritage. Now im excited to talk to people and learn more: )

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    Posted April 14, 2013 at 5:49 am | Permalink

    I’m a full Korean, and I always never understood why Koreans would exclude half Koreans-I mean, in a way, they ARE Koreans, too!
    I’m really happy to see that there’s something like this on the internet where half Koreans can have a chance to dwell on their Korean side… I find this very special and unique.
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  7. Posted May 20, 2014 at 12:40 pm | Permalink

    I too am excited to connect to this website. I’m half Korean and half Scottish/Irish/American. My father was also in the military in Korea in 1963. He left my mother, pregnant, in Korea and returned to the states but came back in 1964 and married her. They were married for almost 50 years when he passed away three years ago. I struggled with Korean identity, or lack thereof as a young person in a rural, white community. As an adult I have sought out a connection to other Koreans and almost cried when I contacted the president of Koreanamericanstory.org, HJ Lee, and he told me mixed-race Koreans are the largest growing segment of the Korean population in America. My near tears were because after so many years of not being accepted by the Korean community, finally I was embraced with open arms. I started a blog that I had hoped with address bi and multi cultural issues but I haven’t had the time to focus on the blog because I’m working on a novel and that’s taken all writing attention. My novel centers around the lives of a Korean immigrant mother and her Americanized daughter. It’s a journey of family, grief, healing and food. Perhaps it will be a book other multi-racial Koreans, Koreans and people interested in Korean culture will enjoy. I look forward to following this site on Facebook and connecting to other multi-racial Korean, and Korean people. I think we all have interesting stories to tell! I too was looking up Marja, I was curious to see what she has on her menu for her new restaurant in China. Korean cuisine is making a splash all over the world!


  8. Brian Davis
    Posted May 13, 2015 at 4:20 am | Permalink

    I am half-Korean and half English/Dutch but I am all American. My American father met my Korean mother in the Air Force. I was born in 1986 in Seoul, South Korea in an Army Hospital. Our family moved to the United States in 1988. My sister is also half-Korean as well. It is nice to find a website for Half-Korean because most of the time I feel lonely because there are not a lot of half-orientals in Norther Michigan.

  9. hapa
    Posted April 1, 2016 at 11:01 pm | Permalink

    uh oriental? That is the equivalent of calling an African American an N word or negro or colored. born in 1986, you sure you weren’t born in the 1950’s?

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