Brian Nieken, 32, works in financial services in Minneapolis and volunteers his time as a board member of Adopted Korean (AK) Connection.

Episode 23: Brian Nieken

Brian Nieken with his biological sister So Ra who was adopted with him. She has not reunited with their biological family in Korea.
Brian Nieken with his biological sister So Ra who was adopted with him. She has not reunited with their biological family in Korea.

Brian Nieken with his biological half-brother Kang Hwan in Korea a few years ago.
Brian Nieken with his biological half-brother Kang Hwan in Korea a few years ago.
Brian Nieken, 32, has known who is biological Korean father is for half his lifetime – they first reunited in Korea when he was only 16. Nieken says the trip forever changed him and how he saw himself. But as the years went by, he realized important questions remained unanswered. He talks about that disappointment and of coming to terms with tough details that led to his adoption.

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