My Story: The First 37

A Picture’s Worth One Word… Confirmed!

Let the flood gates open.

2 days after I had learned the news, I received an email from my twin, Ki-Woon. He attached a wedding picture, who by the way, was married the same year as me. I wasn’t quite sure if he looked like me. It was a group photo, and to be honest, I don’t look at myself all day. I sent the photo to my father and wife.

My Twin’s Wedding

My father’s reply:

Uncanny! He chose almost the exact same glasses that you have! Surreal when I look at the picture.

If I had a scintilla of doubt that you have found your birth family…there is no doubt remaining. The spittin’ image! You are very fortunate to have found them while they are still all living. AMAZING, I still can hardly believe it, but I see it now with my own eyes. Truly remarkable! Wait til Mom sees this picture. She’s at her music lesson now. I’m so happy for you. Really!


My wife called me at work. When she saw the photo, she gasped and said she couldn’t believe how similar looking we were.

After all this validation, I sent a long email back to the brothers. I included four questions.

1) For my own health, are there any health conditions I should be aware of? Any disease or cancer run in the family?

2) What is the history of the family? Are there family members in North Korea? Did the family always live in Seoul? Were there any family members involved in the Korean War?

3) What are everyone’s names?

4) Has anyone from the family visited North America?

To keep this section from going any longer, I’ll include, the information I received, in the “Blog” section.

Continuing in the email I had sent, I told them what I had been doing for the past 37 years, what my likes and dislikes are, and sent them my INTJ personality profile. I tried to give them as much information I could think of… my politics, my favorite movies and music, my fascination with Great Britain, and the fact that I hate Paris, France. I tried to paint as much of a picture one can in an email. They also received a short video I threw together showing my wife and myself, on holiday, in London. I thought this would give them a good idea of my mannerisms and posture.

6 thoughts on “My Story: The First 37

  1. This is a beautiful story Scott. As the parent of an adopted son, I know the unanswered questions can be overwhelming at times. What a joy for your parents and your birth family to know you have some of those answers now.


  2. Scott,

    Just finished reading your entire story. It made for interesting reading indeed! I’m so happy for you to find your birth family! It’s amazing how much you and your twin brother resemble each other. I look forward to reading the updates.

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  3. Scott,

    I’m so happy for you and proud of you sharing. I am also more than proud of the man you have become and are still growing to be. You have come a long way and your talent speaks volumes. Now your voice is finally speaking even louder. I can’t wait to read more.

    Scottie Pitts


  4. I remember Charlie showing me the baby picture of you. It was sent to them from Korea. You hadn’t attuned here yet. It was during a “Kelly reunion” you were very cute and he was soooo proud!


  5. Scott,

    Unbelievable! Like right out of a story book. Can’t wait to read the next chapter. We’re so happy and excited for you!


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