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NEWSFLASH – NO MORE KOREAN ADOPTIONS!!!

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from Holt International’s website:

As of October 1st, 2008, applications will only be accepted from families open to a child with special needs, Holt Korea Alumni families, and Korean-American families (including Holt Korean adoptees). The Korean government generally requires Holt to work directly with prospective parents. Holt can place Korean children in the following states: Arkansas, California, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, New Jersey, Oregon, South Dakota and Texas.Holt may place waiting Korean children with special needs (or healthy children to Korean-American parents) in the following States: Alabama, Arizona, Colorado, Hawaii, Kentucky, Minnesota, Mississippi, Montana, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Washington DC, West Virginia and Wyoming.

Now, is it going to take another decade before the backlash from the grown up adoptees from all the other countries they mine for babies before they get out of the international adoption business???  Or is it going to take more children being murdered by poorly screened adoptive parents to make the countries of origin begin to think about the better, brighter life they are sending their children to?

God, it would be wonderful if this website didn’t need to exist…

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Written by girl4708

October 4, 2008 at 8:26 pm

Posted in Winds of Change

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  1. Hi,
    Having only read a couple of your posts I really would like to read more of your blog before making any real comments. I live in Ansan City, not far from you. Will you be at the Adoption Day event with ASK and TRACK members? Let’s get together sometime, would like to hear more about your experiences while in-country and your own personal story. This ‘thing of ours’ is a very complex issue and your post on the problems of searching was very clear and concise. Thank you for your insights,
    Don

    koreanwarbaby

    May 2, 2009 at 4:08 pm

  2. Oh yeah, i am totally there. I can’t make it to Friday’s ASK public forum because I will be at work, but I will be at the the Koroot thing on Saturday to see the clips from the movie “Resilience,” and I will be helping with the giant unwed mother puppet thing on Sunday.

    We can totally meet there or at some other time. Saturday morning I am also participating in the International Friends Day walk in Cheonggye Square so I can get some fun stuff, like Jipsin straw sandals and a fan. Plus, I haven’t walked around the stream yet. We could walk and talk there, or meet at some other time.

    Please email me at almost_human@adopted-abused.com

    teacher4708

    May 2, 2009 at 9:27 pm


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