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3 Year Campaign Results in the 1st Group of Overseas Korean Adoptees Restoring Citizenship

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I feel proud that I contributed to this effort, even in a small way. Also, I tried to help with getting Adoptive parent support. So I’m happy about that too. And I’m happy for the adoptees that got the citizenship and will continue to in the future.

One Response to “3 Year Campaign Results in the 1st Group of Overseas Korean Adoptees Restoring Citizenship”

  1. Gera says:

    I listened to the podscat this AM, and I find myself neither shocked nor horrified by the very dismissive, deceitful way in which the post-adoption agency staffer replied to you upon learning of your upcoming return to your homeland. It is typical adoption indu$try pablum. They really didn’t want you (or any other adoptees) to make the trip and possibly reconnect with your first/natural/bio family. Why not? They fear that you will uncover the truth about the ruthless, coercive and even criminal actions that the thugs (and I do mean thugs) in the industry engaged in to separate you from your natural mother in the first place. The industry is driven by greed, money, power and a lot of we know what’s best for you, now go away and be grateful for the life we arranged for you and that your afamily paid good money for!! Imagine if, for a moment, the staffer had written, How great that you are able to make this trip to your place of birth, and possibly reunite with your natural mother, father, siblings, and extended family. I hope you’ll have wonderful experiences and will find answers to some of the questions nearly all adoptees want and need to have answered. Be open to this new and wonderful adventure. I hope you will share this part of your life journey with us (at the agency) when you return. Those simple words might have brought you some measure of comfort and reassurance and might have made things a lot easier for you. Instead the agency wanted to minimize your own very personal life experience by telling you that you weren’t ready and it would be months of their precious (and costly) counseling that would get you ready!! Yikes, what a bunch of know-it-all phoneys. I have been through (and am still in) reunion, and, yes, it is challenging and painful at times, but oh, so very, very worth it. Like nothing anyone could ever imagine. It changes everything to finally learn the truth. Keum, please keep peeling back the layers of this onion

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