Legacy Project Video: Martha Crawford

Category: Adopted, Legacy Project, Original Video, Video


Martha Crawford and her husband adopted two children from Korea. In this Legacy Project video, she talks about the responsibilities she feels to provide access to resources of Korean culture and experiences through relationships with people who are Korean/Korean American. Martha recalls the overwhelming sensory experience of visiting Korea with her family, and the feelings of “otherness” they had to endure, which she saw as her chance for empathy of what her children may have to endure in the U.S. Martha clearly articulates her thoughts and feelings about being an adoptive parent, and her self-awareness and empathy are evident in this video.