Janine Myung Ja is best known in the “adoptee-rights” circle as the compiler and co-editor of Adoptionland: From Orphans to Activists and The “Unknown” Culture Club: Korean Adoptees, Then and Now. These anthologies serve to tribute domestic, transracial and intercountry adopted people and families left behind while validating their experiences and informing them of their rights.
Janine has written several feature-length screenplays on the transnational adoption experience and authored two books based on her own coming-of-age (and identity) Generation-X experience and her search for her Korean family as an adult. (Twins Found in a Box: Adapting to Adoption, and The Search for Mother Missing: A Peek Inside International Adoption)
Janine and her twin co-founded “Adoption Truth & Transparency Worldwide Network,” resources intended to validate and empower individuals, families, and communities separated by adoption.
Check out the complete collective here.