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.

Our Mission

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

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 15 years in various positions with Deloitte, PricewaterhouseCoopers, and Citigroup. He currently serves as a Vice President at Morgan Stanley for Legal and Compliance.