Content: South Korea

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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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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Adoptee Reunions: A Happy Ending Can Be Elusive

Korean Expose, Published on January 4, 2017 by Katelyn Hemmeke When I tell South Korean nationals that I’m a Korean-American adoptee, their reactions vary from a kind of backhanded recognition (“Oh, so that’s why you can’t speak Korean”) to profuse apologies (“I’m so sorry that happened to you”) to expressions of jealousy (“You’re so lucky; […]

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Peter Bell – ABC 720 Interview

Get to know our new Breakfast presenter, Peter Bell. Most people know him as a footy player, but Geoff Hutchison spoke to Peter about his incredible adoption story and how his birth mother found him.   Click here to listen to the interview

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ADAPTED – Korean- American Adoptees living in Korea

ADAPTED is a podcast that explores the experiences of Korean-American adoptees who repatriate or resettle in Korea. Since the 1950s, an estimated 200,000 children have been adopted internationally from Korea. The experiences of adoptees are as varied and unique as each individual’s circumstance; yet most know their stories from a similar starting point — as international […]

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