Content: Countries of Origin

JD Carter – The Long Way Home

60 Minutes – Link 4th June 2017 Joel de Carteret’s remarkable journey proves the power of love can overcome truly impossible odds. There’s an extraordinary ending to this story, but it begins with heartbreak. As a five year old Joel got hopelessly lost from his mother when he wandered away from the family home and […]

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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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Aussie director Jet Wilkinson: From an orphanage to Hollywood

The Daily Telegraph MEG MASON April 9, 2017 12:00am From a Vietnamese orphanage to a Sydney suburb to Hollywood, Australian TV director Jet Wilkinson tells Stellar how she made the big time. FOR a pair of hard-working parents, an accountant and a secretary-turned-housewife from a down-to- earth suburb like Dundas in Sydney’s north-west, to have their teenage […]

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An Iranian Intercountry Adoption

InterCountry Adoptee Voices (ICAV) 2017 I am an Iranian intercountry adoptee born in 1969 and adopted by my American adoptive family in 1976. They lived and worked at a small shipping port town called Bandar-e-abbas, not far from Tehran for a number of years. My adoptive father worked in a British ship building company, contracted […]

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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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