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Perris holding The Unknown Culture Club and Adoptionland.

Perris holding The Unknown Culture Club and Adoptionland

If you believe that all humans should have the right to all information that pertains to them, or that identities should not be altered and sealed without one’s knowledge, and that all individuals should have the right to their (blood) family of birth, then you are invited to join.

Powerful Collection: “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.” – Clair

The “Unknown” Culture Club: Korean Adoptees, Then and Now

This collection, compiled by Korean adoptees, serves as a tribute to transracially adopted people sent all over the world. It has been hailed to be the first book to give Korean adoptees the opportunity to speak freely since the pioneering of intercountry adoption after the Korean War. 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 all over the world are reclaiming the right to truth and access to birth documents. This book is a living testament on why previous “orphans” do not endorse the profitable Evangelical Orphan Movement. Those who work in the human rights field, whistleblowers, or adopted, will see the value of this book. After years of forced “positivity” led by the profiteers, it is time to be real. These are real stories from individuals no longer serving the adoption pioneers’ fanciful wishes and advertising campaigns. Read this book before you pay adoption agency fees. These courageous narratives could save you tens of thousands of dollars or prevent you from obtaining a child unethically. Be the first to read these narratives and join the ever-expanding Adoption Truth and Transparency Worldwide Network. It’s never too late to walk in awareness!

 Eye-opening, uncomfortably surprising, hopeful: “ADOPTIONLAND provides us with a much more complete picture about the underbelly of this experience. For me, reading it forced my empathy muscle out of complacency and into a more educated awareness.” – Daniel Christian

Adoptionland: From Orphans to Activists

This anthology begins with personal accounts and then shifts to a bird’s eye view on adoption from domestic, intercountry and transracial adoptees who are now adoptee rights activists. Along with adopted people, this collection also includes the voices of mothers and a father from the Baby Scoop Era, a modern-day mother who almost lost her child to adoption, and ends with the experience of an adoption investigator from Against Child Trafficking. These stories are usually abandoned by the very industry that professes to work for the “best interest of children,” “child protection,” and for families. However, according to adopted people who were scattered across nations as children, these represent typical human rights issues that have been ignored for too long. For many years, adopted people have just dealt with such matters alone, not knowing that all of us—as a community—have a great deal in common.

Read the HuffPost article, Voices From AdoptionLand.

 

Read About Korean Adoptees Who Were Told They Were Orphans.