This is the first critical documentary to come out of Korea about inter-country adoption. Aired May 2005 in Korea. English subtitles
What are Korean Adoptees saying today?
At last, after sixty years of adoption profiteering, these narratives paint a true portrait of adoption–from the back door–by those most affected. This collection, compiled by Korean adoptees, serves as a tribute to transracially adopted people sent all over the world. It has been hailed to be the first book to give Korean adoptees the opportunity to speak freely since the pioneering of intercountry adoption after the Korean War. If you were adopted, you are not alone. These stories validate the experiences of all those who have been ridiculed or outright abused but have found the will to survive, thrive, and share their tale. Adopted people all over the world are reclaiming the right to truth and access to birth documents. This book is a living testament to why previous “orphans” do not endorse the profitable Evangelical Orphan Movement. Those who work in the human rights field, whistleblowers, or adopted, will see the value of this book. After years of forced “positivity” led by the profiteers, it is time to be real. These are real stories from individuals no longer serving the adoption pioneers’ fanciful wishes and advertising campaigns. Read this book before you pay adoption agency fees. These courageous narratives could save you tens of thousands of dollars or prevent you from obtaining a child unethically. Be the first to read these narratives and join the ever-expanding Adoption Truth and Transparency Worldwide Network. It’s never too late to walk in awareness!
Janine Myung Ja is 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 forthcoming books based on her own coming-of-age (and identity) Generation X experience and her search for her Korean family as an adult.
Janine along with her twin sister is the co-creator of the social media group Adoption Truth and Transparency Worldwide Network. Her passions also include Metaphysics, philosophy, auto writing, and meditation. You can find Janine @ JanineMyungJa.com, Amazon, or Goodreads.