The "Unknown" Culture Club: Korean Adoptees, Then and Now, compiled by the Vance Twins and Katherine Kim, Art by Lisa Wool-Rim Sjöblom

Korean Adoptees Worldwide

About Our Vision

Our vision is a world where we are fully embraced and supported in our journey to reclaim our true identities, reconnect with our heritage, and advocate for our rights. We envision a society that recognizes every individual's inherent worth and dignity.

우리의 비전은 우리의 진정한 정체성을 되찾고, 우리의 유산과 다시 연결하고, 우리의 권리를 옹호하기 위한 여정에서 우리가 완전히 포용되고 지원받는 세상입니다. 우리는 모든 개인의 고유한 가치와 존엄성을 인정하는 사회를 꿈꿉니다.

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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)

"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."

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Korean Adoptees Worldwide

Most of us have heard the positive side of international adoption in the United States. Clips of children being sent into the arms of loving Americans can be found all over the internet. But did you know that in other parts of the world, the indigenous and less fortunate communities view overseas adoption as a violation of their natural, inherent, and God-given rights to family and community? Gain a bird's-eye view of the hidden side of the practice here:

If you purchase this textbook version at full price, the royalties go toward developing educational materials intended to protect local and global families. Thank you for your gift from adult adoptee activists scattered all over the world who are currently seeking reunions and reconciliation.

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International Adoption
How it Started

A Gripping Memoir of Adoption and Twin Sisters' Search for Their Roots...

 A Peek Inside International Adoption

"The narrative voice is powerful and clear, and the prose is 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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Janine Vance Searches for the Truth About Korean Adoptees...

For Janine 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. 

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Author, Janine Vance (Myung Ja)

The Search for Mother Missing   Adoption History 를 포함하여 수많은 책을 집필하여 여러 상을 수상한 국제 작가 Janine Vance 와 함께 인턴십 기회를 가집니다. 이력서 보내기contact@janinevance.com


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"Powerful voices and experiences of Korean adoptees worldwide. This is an important work for adoptees on their journey toward empowerment and anyone wishing to glimpse into the diverse and often painful experiences of Korean Adoptees."Amazon Reader
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