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What are Korean Adoptees Saying Today About Their Adoption? Korean Adoptees Stories…

The name Oh Seong-min is also a new name given at the orphanage. Chris Seong Pedoleschi was alone in Noryangjin in 1978, 44 years ago, and got lost. He said he remembered the big lion’s face and the big doorknob on the gate. Although he is now spending a happy time with his wife and children, a corner of his heart is always with longing for his parents. Where is the person who protected Seong-min in Noryangjin now?

This campaign is joined by the Ministry of Health and Welfare and the National Center for the Rights of the Child (NCRC) for child-centered adoption.

Read the Korean Adoptee Anthology, The Unknown Culture Club: Korean Adoptees, Then and Now. 

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 to why previous “orphans” do not endorse the profitable Evangelical Orphan Movement. Those who work in the human rights field, whistleblowers, or are 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. Be the first to read these narratives and join the ever-expanding Adoption Truth and Transparency Worldwide Information Network. It’s never too late to walk in awareness!


The Search for Mother Missing: A Peek Inside International Adoption

In this contemporary tale detailing a two-week trip that explores intercountry adoption from South Korea, twin sisters travel to their birth city of Seoul in search of their Korean family. Little incidents along the way serve as a catalyst that leads them into a worldwide modern-day adoptee-rights movement seeking truth and transparency.

Twins Found in a Box: Adapting to Adoption:

Who would you honor and obey if your parents disagree? The seemingly idyllic childhood in the early 1980s begins to unravel when the author’s father falls 100 feet while hang-gliding and survives a traumatic brain injury, causing Janine and her twin sister to become full-time caregivers at the age of twelve. Janine begins to wonder, “why do accidents happen,” and “who am I,” on top of being asked, “what are you,” and other such questions by school kids.