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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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Deepa and the Mothers of Silence

Al Modon – Zeina Allouche Article Translated to English by Yara Zalzal   The quest for finding Deepa Darmasiri was poignant, indeed. What a sad picture it was, seeing her eaten up by all her hesitation, to finally gather the strength to reveal what she lived through. Her startled eyes, which talked about the sad […]

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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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ISS Australia – Intercountry Adoption Tracing and Reunification Service

ISS Australia is pleased to inform you of our newly funded Intercountry Adoption Tracing and Reunification Service. ISS Australia ICA Tracing Service (1) This free service will provide information, support and counselling to intercountry adoptees and adoptive parents regarding their decision to trace birth family, as well as support and guidance during the tracing and […]

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‘Hugh Jackman, Let Me See My Grandson!’

His adopted son’s biological grandpa is pleading with the actor. By National ENQUIRER Staff Apr 11, 2016 @ 15:21PM The desperately ill grandfather of Hugh Jackman’s adopted son is begging the Academy Award–nominated actor to let him meet teen Oscar for the first time before he dies! In an exclusive interview, Thomas Lanham — whose […]

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