The World Hug Foundation is dreaming of a new beginning where everyone is treated equally and is protected. With you, we can make this dream a reality. We can make this change together. We are waiting for your support.
The World Hug Foundation, founded on the principle that every person deserves to be protected and treated equally, aims to promote awareness and be an advocate for not only adoptees, but the adoption issue at large.
Who We Are
Chang Y. Han, President
As a president of World Hug Foundation, Chang Y. Han has built a strong team to strategize, lead and accomplish our goals. Mr. Han brings nearly 35 years of experience as a certified public accountant, a member of the board for various organizations, notably including his role as the president of Korean American Association of greater New York from 2011-2013.
Since April 2017, Mr. Han continues to foster strong leadership and oversight within the World Hug Foundation. He holds a Ph.D from Henderson Christian University and Master’s Degree from Long Island University.
John Shin, Executive Director
As Executive Director, John Shin, is responsible for overseeing the WHF’s operations and strategic plan. Mr. Shin joined WHF in June 2017, bringing with him a strong background in management, operations, and innovation.
He served as an infantry platoon sergeant in the United States Marine Corps for 4 years. After an honorable discharge, he earned a B.A. in Economics & Accounting from Queens College. He has spent 12 years in various positions with Deloitte, PricewaterhouseCoopers, and Citigroup. He currently serves as a Vice President at Morgan Stanley for Legal and Compliance.
|7.11.2018||–||Visit to Washington D.C. for Korean American Grassroots Conference and present the current adoptee rights issues and the Adoptee Citizenship Act. Also visit to the Embassy of the Republic of Korea and met and discussed the Korean adoptee issues with Director-General In-Shik Woo.|
|7.9.2018-7.11.2018||–||Petition Signing days at the 2018 Hallelujah New York Evangelical Crusade.|
|6.21.2018||–||1st Annual Fundraising Gala Dinner at the Reception House, Flushing NY|
|5.7.2018-5.9.2018||–||Visit to Washington D.C. for National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA) Lobby Day and makes visits to 13 congress members to promote Adoptee Citizenship Act. Also visit to the Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Washington D.C. Met and discussed the issues of the Korean-American Adoptee with a minister Kkotshigye Shin.|
|4.17.2018||–||Visit to New York Consulate General of the Republic of Korea. Met and discussed the current adoptee rights issues and our work with Consulate-General Hyo-Sung Park.|
|4.11.2018||–||Visit with New York Korean-American Lion’s Club and inform the current adoptee rights issues and collaborative legal support.|
|4.10.2018||–||Met with the partner of Internal Law Firm to inform the current adoptee rights issues and collaborative support.|
|2.1.2018||–||Becomes an official sponsor of Adoptee Rights Campaign.|
|1.10.2018-1.12.2018||–||Attends Congressional Brief for Adoptee Citizenship Act in Capital Hill, Washington D.C. and makes visits to 7 congress members to promote Adoptee Citizenship Act reintroduction.|
|12.19.2017||–||Visit to New York Consulate General of the Republic of Korea. Met and discussed the current adoptee rights issues and our work with Deputy Director-General Yunju Ko and Consul Wonsik Shin.|
|11.7.2017||–||Filed a N-400 U.S. Citizenship application for selected adoptee without citizenship.|
|11.4.2017||–||Visit to “Adopted Friends Fall 2017” at Yale University, Conn. and delivers an opening speech.|
|10.20.2017-10.22.2017||–||Attend 2017 IKAA Annual Convention in SF.|
|9.16.2017||–||Sponsored Vance Twins Publishing to distribute books to bring awareness of adoptee mistreatments.|
|9.16.2017||–||Petition Signing day at Flushing Street Fair in Flushing, NY.|
|9.15.2017||–||Visit to Korean America Society of Virginia and holds joint news conference.|
|9.9.2017||–||Petition Signing day at two Korean supermarkets in Flushing, NY.|
|9.6.2017||–||News conference to promote Adoptee Citizenship Act and Petition signing day.|
|6.23.2017||–||Visit to the Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Washington D.C. Met and discussed the issues of the Korean-American Adoptee with a minister Min-Soo Park.|
|5.7.2017||–||World Hug Foundation launch fund-raising dinner.|
|4.29.2017||–||Korean-American Adoptee meeting at Maryland and seeking future solidarity plan.|
|4.17.2017||–||Press conferences and appointment of officers, including Chairwoman Myoung Soon Kil and President Chang Yeon Han.|
|2.15.2017||–||WHF Nonprofit Organization Application / WHF Website Production|
|1.19.2017||–||Third Promoters’ Meeting. Board of Directors named the organization as World Help Foundation (WHF) and then planned for the establishment of the association. Founding of Constitution.|
|12.5.2016||–||Second Promoters’ Meeting to promote the name and business direction of non-profit organization (Promotion of Korean adoptee rights / Support for theird world women’s sanitary napkins)|
|11.11.2016||–||First Promoters’ Meeting for the public service and non-profit organization (4 committee members formed)|