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ASFC INTERCOUNTRY ADOPTION SERCHING

Su Park, International Social Services (ISS) will be joining us for a discussion on the delicate nature of deciding whether to seek more information, what information to consider when searching, to search or not to and how to get appropriate support throughout. S A T U R D A Y   2 5 t h   M […]

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Print Email Facebook Twitter More Vietnam’s Operation Babylift adoptee uses DNA testing to find close relative

ABC AM – By South-East Asia correspondent Samantha Hawley Updated 21 Sep 2016, 12:24am After landing at Ho Chi Minh City airport, Adelaide woman Chantal Doecke asks herself in a whisper: “Where are you mum?” The 41-year-old is on an emotional journey to find a family she has never met and to connect with a […]

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DNA’s new ‘miracle’: How adoptees are using online registries to find their blood relatives

The Washington Post – By Tara Bahrampour October 12, 2016 Last year, Bob Nore, a Vietnam War veteran in Huntsville, Ala., was working on a family tree and wanted to trace his ancestors’ history and origins. So he sent a vial of saliva and $89 to a DNA registry for analysis. The results showed British […]

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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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