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Beyond Infantilizing Portraits: South Korean Adoptees Speak Out

Korean Expose – Published on March 21, 2017 by Katelyn Hemmeke Perhaps the world’s best-known Korean adoptee today is Adam Crapser. After living in the U.S. for almost four decades, Crapser was deported to South Korea late last year because his adoptive parents had never filed for his American citizenship. The twists and turns of Crapser’s story […]

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Adoption Disruption/Displacement Experiences of Intercountry Adoptees USA

Are you an intercountry/international adoptee 18+ years or older? Did you spend time (30 days or more) in foster care, group home, residential treatment, wilderness treatment camp, treatment ranch, or long-term hospitalization program before you turned 18 years old? Or did your adoptive parents kick you out of the house, leading you to couch-surf, stay […]

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Asian American Adoptees Without Citizenship

YOMYOMF – BY adamchau 04/03/2017 Joy Alessi is 50 year-old Korean American adoptee, born in South Korea, and adopted at 7 months old to U.S. citizens. She assumed like many, that she was an American citizen, but like others, found out she didn’t have citizenship. “From my earliest memories, I knew that as a foreign […]

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Beyond Cultural Camp – Promoting Healthy Identity Formation in Adoption

Funded by WK Kellogg Foundation and Evan B Donaldson Adoption Institute, 2009-2011 ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS This report was researched and written by Hollee McGinnis, Policy & Operations Director of the Evan B. Donaldson Adoption Institute; Susan Livingston Smith, Program & Project Director of the Institute, Dr. Scott D. Ryan, a Senior Research Fellow of the Institute and […]

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Uniting Obama and Trump to save children – Intercountry adoption is about compassion, not politics

The Washington Times, By Elizabeth Bartholet and Chuck Johnson – Wednesday, January 4, 2017 ANALYSIS/OPINION: The outgoing and incoming administrations are battling over pending regulations and appointments. The Obama administration wants to solidify its policies, and the transitional Trump team wants a free hand implementing new policies. Understandably, there is little room for agreement on […]

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