When Shin Song Hyuk was three years old, an American couple in Detroit adopted him and moved him from South Korea to the United States. His new family changed his name to Adam, but did not fill out the basic forms that guarantee citizenship for international adoptees. This meant Adam was an undocumented immigrant. Nobody knows exactly how many international adoptees grow up undocumented due to negligence or clerical error, but given the difficulties of adopted life, many of them end up in trouble with the law, which, in turn, opens them up for deportation to homelands they do not remember and cultures which are completely foreign to them.
Adopted people all over the world are reclaiming the right to truth and access to birth documents.
Want to know why so many adopted people no longer tolerate the business of adoption? This book uncovers why so many adoptees, like Adam Crapser, have decided to disapprove of the adoption industry and the adoption agencies that play”God” and take children away from their homelands.
Since decades adoption agencies have profited in the millions from taking childrenfrom poverty stricken families and labeling them as “orphans.” This generation of Korean adoptees have banded together to fight for their rights to blood-family and adoption documents.
The truth of adoption is finally unveiled here and presented with private and personal accounts. At last, after sixties 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.
Adoptionland: From Orphans to Activists
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 on 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. Caution: Those who insist on adoring the industry and want to continue to profit from the child market will not comprehend the full value of this book. They would do better to read an adoption fiction or fantasy book written for children by an adoptive parent.
The adoptee-rights community refuses to advertise for adoption facilitators. We also refuse to promote the commercialization of children, nor do we profit from the industry. The insistence that adopted people ignore human rights violations and stay “positive” dismisses the crimes against families and children, and has resulted in the continuation of profits over people. When history is ignored, it will repeat itself, and it has. Because few have heard the voices of adoptees from Asia, Africa is now the targeted to be the next best harvesting grounds.
After years of forced “positivity” led by the profiteers, it is time to be real. These are real stories from real adopted people–no longer serving the adoption pioneers’ fanciful wishes and advertising campaigns.
Read this book before you pay adoption agency fees. These courageous narrativescould 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!
Gives personal insights on the adopted life of Adam Crapser and so many like him. Learn more about adoption than the most recent articles By KIM TONG-HYUNG for TIME (A South Korean Adoptee Deported From the U.S. Is Suing His Homeland Over Its ‘Child Export’ Frenzy), Associated Press (Exclusive: Adoptee deported by US sues S. Korea, agency), and SeattlePI (Adoptee deported by US sues S. Korea, agency).