Korean Adoptees Worldwide Network

About Our Vision

Bridging the Cultural Gap: Connecting Korean-born Adoptees with our Motherland.

Our Mission is to Provide Adoptee-written Books to Korean Adoptees Worldwide.

Are you a non-profit organization, club, community, business, or an individual who would like help? Would you provide books to the Korean Adoptee Community? Discounts for big bulk orders. Email info@adoptionbooks.org.

Would you like to donate to help validate the stories and experiences of Korean Adoptees around the world? Donate to Korean Adoptees Worldwide.

Read Adam Crapser and Monte Haines's Adoption Story Here.

"This is a powerful and important read for all. The adoptee's voice is all too often silenced, and it can literally be life or death for some to be heard and seen."Amazon Review
Editor, Co-Compiler, and Book Cover Design
   AUTHOR & Historian,  Janine Myung Ja (재닌 명자)
Cover Art
Artists & Activist, Lisa Wool-Rim Sjöblom (정울림)
Korean Adoptee Anthology 2023 compiled by the Vance Twins
If you were adopted, you are not alone. These stories validate the experiences of all those who have been ridiculed or outright abused but have found the will to survive, thrive, and share their tale. Adopted people worldwide are reclaiming the right to truth and access to birth documents. 

It's never too late to walk in awareness!

The Search for Mother Missing

"The Search for Mother Missing: A Peek inside International Adoption by Janine Vance is a gripping memoir of adoption and two sisters' search for their roots.... Janine Vance explores the implications of international adoption in writing that is clear and insightful, allowing readers to understand the journey from the perspective of the adoptees while exploring issues of the rights of the adoptees and how those rights can be abused.

 A Peek Inside International Adoption

"The narrative voice is powerful and clear and the prose good. The Search for Mother Missing: A Peek Inside International Adoption asks important questions related to the rights of children adopted internationally, explores the challenges they face, and the anguish of being disconnected from one's true parents. It is poignant, insightful, and gripping, filled with humanity." - Christian Sia

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Korean Adoptees Worldwide Network

Sharing Our Stories...

Korean Adoptees Worldwide IKAA Gathering

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Healing Through Connections.

Arm Yourself with Vital Adoption Information...

Adoption History: An Adoptee's Research Into Child Trafficking

by Janine Vance Rare Adoption Books

The Vance Twins

Janine Myung Ja Searches for the Truth About Korean Adoptees...

For Janine Myung Ja and her sister, Jenette, these are not imaginings but everyday life. Adopted into the United States from Korea when they were very young, the two women have next to no information about their original family and very little detail about the circumstances of their adoption. In order to answer her own questions and those of other adoptees not only from Korea but around the world, Janine has spent years researching the questionable practices of adoption agencies. She has written books on the topic and formed a support network for those in similar situations.


Northwest Asian Weekly

Author, Janine Myung Ja

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Your Gift of Joy helps writers complete their books and share their stories: editing, formatting, proofreading, audiobooks, translation, cover design, marketing, and distribution for those whose stories need to be told. Connecting with Stories, Healing through Connection.

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"This is a powerful and important read for all. The adoptee's voice is all too often silenced, and it can literally be life or death for some to be heard and seen."Amazon Reader

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