Kevin Ost-Vollmers and Dr. John Raible

Thanks for visiting Land of Gazillion Adoptees (LGA).  My name is Kevin Haebeom Vollmers.  I’m a Korean adoptee, and the founder of LGA, which, contrary to popular belief, is a for profit company and more than just a blog.  In my previous life, I studied communication, worked for two adoption agencies, and fundraised for a large university and nonprofit.

We have a tremendous amount of stuff going on here at LGA.  In 2012, we’ll be: publishing a book with CQT Media And Publishing that will focus on the idea of adoptees as parents; fully launching Watch Adoptee Films (WAF), a subsidiary of LGA; working on some legislation with other adoptees; and expanding our team of bloggers and contributors.  Good times!

Please feel free to contact me via email ( or filling out the form below.

21 comments on “

  1. Ann says:

    Great blog Kevin! What a great tool for a much needed dialogue.

  2. Michelle says:

    Hi Kevin, I found your blog through Declassified Adoptee, it’s my first visit to yor blog. I wonder if I might add your blog to my blogroll?

  3. Von says:

    Always good to see a new blog by an adoptee.

  4. Linda says:

    Im glad I found your blog!

  5. Melinda Winn says:

    Hi Kevin – It’s been years since I last saw you and how much our lives have changed! First, congratulations on your becoming a Dad. Parenthood is awesome, isn’t it? I am a stay at home mom of an almost 2 yr old boy, Jackson and my 5 month old baby girl, Mia. Nice blog and I’m glad to have found it (thanks to your interview with Jenny!). Mel

    (In case you don’t recognize my new last name – I used to be Melinda Murwin)

    • kostvollmers says:

      Hey Mel!

      Congrats on being a mama! Parenting is fantastic. I love it!

      I’m glad you found the blog, which is acting up today. (Apparently I’m not the only having issues on WordPress.) Please feel free to “like” it on the Land of Gazillion Adoptees FB page or just subscribe if you want to keep up with what’s going on here.

      Take care, and we’ll see you on FB!

  6. Pushpa says:

    Thank you for sharing. Love your video! So sweet.

  7. Carrie min hall says:

    Hi! I am a Korean adoptee who is also not angry, it’s a little too complex for that. I like your blog because it’s funny and helpful! I was adopted when I was four, and the great thing about my questionable birthdate is I can stay perpetually young. I would like to help shape our future also!

  8. gravatar21 says:

    Thank you for helping the adoptee community learn and teach about all sides of adoption.

  9. bill humphrey says:

    Kevin I am an angry adoptee, but the joy on you and your son’s face is a testament to us all. Bravo Kevin, fatherhood is awesome and it suits your smile.You have a very good outlook and it is rather refreshing.

    • kostvollmers says:

      Thank you for your kind words, Bill. Fatherhood is awesome indeed!

      Here’s a not so dirty secret about me. In many ways I’m angry and I should be. Individuals who aren’t furious with some of the atrocious elements that happens within the adoption community, adoption industry, etc., are blind or intentionally turning a blind eye to the obvious.

      I make a pointed effort to say that I’m not an “angry adoptee” because it’s a label that adoption agencies use against us. For adoption agencies, “angry adoptee” is code for “unstable, emotional, irrational, etc.”; it’s the adoption industry’s way of dismissing any adoptee who questions the traditional adoption narrative. More on this later in a future post.

      Thanks again, Bill, and I hope you have a wonderful weekend.

  10. Peach says:

    Just found your blog…thanks for your voice!!!

  11. Peach says:

    Just found your blog…thanks for your voice!

  12. Star Wise says:

    Hello Kevin, I have started a WordPress blog for sharing personal experiences of inter-country adoptees, to support adoptees. If anyone reading this would like to join, you will need to send me an email to say briefly why you want to join. It is a private blog so I will need to send an email to invite interested people to join. My email is –

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