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Korea Aims to End Stigma of Adoption

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from the New York Times

Kim Chang-shik, left, and his wife, Yoon Yeo-rim, of Seoul adopted their daughter, Kim Ih-rin, top right, after first having a son, Kim Shi-eon.

Kim Chang-shik, left, and his wife, Yoon Yeo-rim, of Seoul adopted their daughter, Kim Ih-rin, top right, after first having a son, Kim Shi-eon.

Published: October 8, 2008
SEOUL, South Korea — Daunted by the stigma surrounding adoption here, Cho Joong-bae and Kim In-soon delayed expanding their family for years. When they finally did six years ago, Mr. Cho chose to tell his elderly parents that the child was the result of an affair, rather than admit she was adopted.
Read the rest of the story here.
Phasing out international adoption in four years is the answer to my prayers. And I would argue against most international adoptees being happy about being adopted. Most feel some sense of loss, and most have not been exposed to the dark history of how our favorite adoption agency and those that followed in their footsteps conducted BUSINESS. I hope all the rest of Holt’s participating countries see the light soon.
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Written by girl4708

October 9, 2008 at 10:58 pm

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