Author, Janine and her twin sister interviewed at the Northwest Afternoon Show

Interview with the Vance Twins

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The Vance Twins have been faced with numerous challenges in their lives but somehow managed to recover. For starters, they were told that they were abandoned on a street in Seoul at birth, which prompted their flight overseas to the United States in the early 1970s.
Korean Adoptees Worldwide Network: Vance Twins Found in a Box: Adapting to Adoption

Korean Adoptees Worldwide Network Twins Found in a Box: Adapting to Adoption

At the age of twelve, their father survived a traumatic brain injury from a 100-foot hang gliding fall in 1984. The twins accepted full responsibility for his care by serving as his primary caregivers. In high school, their mother was diagnosed with cancer and passed away in ‘97. After their mother’s death, they discovered that they were not US citizens and could have been deported at any time during their childhood. Their childhood story is told in a memoir called Twins Found in a Box: Adapting to Adoption.
The Search for Mother Missing: A Peek Inside International Adoption, by Janine Vance, details a two-week trip when they travel together to their birth city of Seoul in search of their Korean family. The Vance twins have since dedicated their lives to providing comfort and care for others who have survived a traumatic loss.

The Search for Mother Missing: A Peek Inside International Adoption by Janine Vance

Little incidents along the way serve as a catalyst that leads them into a worldwide modern-day adoptee-rights movement seeking truth and transparency. If you have ever thought about looking for your birth family or are simply curious about adoption, grab this book and gain insight into what happened to other adoptees as they travel back to their motherland to look for long-lost relatives during their trip to Seoul, South Korea. Gain the insight you need before you make the search on your own. Imagine believing you were “found on a street corner,” only to discover as an adult everything you were told about your origin was a lie. What if you were told you were abandoned but later learned that it was not uncommon for adoption agencies to routinely label and process children as if orphaned under the guise of charity to fill the global evangelical demand? There are more than two hundred thousand Korean-born adoptees and the child market has spread to every continent. Pick up this must-read book and live vicariously through the Vance Twins on this adventure of a lifetime.
Through the use of imagination and writing, the sisters work together to provide an uplifting environment for non-writers to turn their life experiences into publishable memoirs.
Read About Korean Adoptees Who Were Told They Were Orphans.