Holt International Adoption Waiting Child Photolisting 2024

Unveiling the Truth: Holt Children’s Services Under Scrutiny for South Korea’s Alleged Sham Adoptions

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Fake Orphans and Stolen Babies: Investigating South Korea’s Sham Adoptions | Foreign Correspondent

Investigating South Korea’s Sham Adoptions | Foreign Correspondent by ABC News In-depth

Korean Adoptees Worldwide Response to the Video: The UNCRC, not the Hague Adoption Convention, provides in-country care BEFORE exportation for overseas adoptions.

It’s crucial to address the deeply ingrained societal stigmatization faced by mothers whose children are taken for adoption. Too often, these mothers are labeled as “birth mothers,” a term that not only diminishes their identity but also trivializes the profound loss they experience. This labeling perpetuates a narrative that fails to acknowledge the trauma and injustice inflicted upon them by the adoption industry. Instead of adopting language that further marginalizes these mothers, journalists must advocate for them and recognize the systemic issues at play. By reframing the conversation and standing in solidarity with families affected by adoption separation, we can work towards a more compassionate and just society.

For a deeper understanding of international adoption’s complexities, one can turn to the firsthand experiences of Korean adoptees. The “Unknown Culture Club: Korean Adoptees, Then and Now” offers poignant insights into the journey of adoptees, shedding light on the challenges, identity struggles, and triumphs they face throughout their lives. By amplifying these voices, we can foster a more informed and empathetic dialogue about the realities of adoption and advocate for policies that prioritize children’s best interests.


The Voices of Korean Adoptees: Insights from “The Unknown Culture Club.”