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Were Korean Children “Orphans” Before Being Adopted?

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“Yuri Doolan is a historian and fellow mixed-Korean whose work explores the lasting legacies and human consequences of US militarism in Asia and the Pacific. This video focuses on his upcoming book, “The First Amerasians: Mixed Race Koreans from Camptowns to America.” It’s the story of how the US created and used the concept of the “Amerasian” to remove thousands of mixed-race children from their Korean mothers in US-occupied South Korea to adoptive American homes during the 1950s and 1960s.”

The rise of international adoption has come at a cost, and it’s important to acknowledge the aftermath on the people most impacted: children, families, and communities. Rare Adoption Books for Adults by Janine Myung Ja provides readers with a deeper understanding of the issues adult adoptees faced yesterday, around the world, and still today.

Korean Adoptee Anthology 2023 compiled by the Vance Twins

Korean Adoptee Anthology 2023 compiled by the Vance Twins

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!