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Practical Hints about your Foreign Child

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I can’t embed their streaming video, but here’s the link to Deann Borshay’s compilation of post Korean War footage of Korean children, justaposed against an instruction manual for how to care for your newly adopted Korean children, circa 1961.

Sara and I saw this at the exhibit at the Wing Luke Asian Art Museum downtown Seattle, and it was stunning, in the literal sense, to watch.

There is little I can say about the cultural insensitivity and racism of the people saving us. I cry inside thinking how the same things are being done to children all over the world, whose new adoptive parents really have NO CLUE what the child came from and what the child goes through to assimilate.


Written by girl4708

July 19, 2009 at 5:29 am

Posted in Scattered Seeds

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  1. #4. Children are often upset at leaving everything familiar to them. If your child appears upset, just smile and cuddle him a little. Soon he will join the ranks of other happy American children. And all these problems will solved themselves.

    I have a bitter taste in my mouth.


    July 20, 2009 at 5:56 pm

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