Korean Adoptees The "Unknown" Culture Club

The “Unknown” Culture Club: Korean Adoptees Then and Now

Want to know why so many adoptees no longer tolerate the business of adoption? Wonder why so many adoptees disapprove of the practice and 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.

If you were adopted, you are not alone. These stories validate the experiences of everyone 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 meant to educate the public on human rights violations. It is also a living testament on why previous “orphans” do not endorse the 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 their human rights and stay “positive” dismisses the crimes against families and children, and has resulted in the continuation of profits over people. Because few have heard the voices of adoptees from Asia, Africa is now targeted and hailed as 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 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!

 Adoption Truth and Transparency Worldwide Network. It’s never too late to walk in awareness! 

The "Unknown" Culture Club: Korean Adoptees Then and Now

The “Unknown” Culture Club: Korean Adoptees Then and Now

Adam Crapser, a Korean-American adoptee who was placed in deportation proceedings at the beginning of 2015, was placed in the Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma Washington by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) on February 8, 2016.

Adam was adopted from a Korean orphanage by U.S. citizen parents at age three, relinquished by these parents to the state of Oregon at age nine and then adopted again by a second set of U.S. citizen parents one year later. Both his adoptive parents and the state of Oregon failed in to fulfill their responsibility to naturalize Adam. Because of their failure Adam, now 40, is being held in a detention center and faces the possibility of being deported to a country that is no longer his home – he does not speak the language, remember the country, or understand the culture.

Ella Purkiss and Monte Haines are among the other contributors of The “Unknown” Culture Club anthology.  Please help by sharing to raise awareness to this important issue.

“Only six months ago my husband died.  We were married for almost thirty-three years.  He spend the last three years living in a hell of sorts that included surgery to stop his brain from bleeding caused by a doctor who administered too much blood thinners.  I didn’t leave his side the entire time he was in hospice.  For the last three years I cared for him.  He got confused at times and I watched him constantly;  he was like a small child because he wandered off on occasions.  He also survived a hip replacement caused from falling.  These traumatic events were his last straws—he just gave up and died.

At the age of sixty, immediately after his death, the Social Security Office told me, “You are not a US Citizen.  Therefore you are not eligible for widow’s benefits.”  Ella Purkiss, Caregiver of her husband for 10 years

When I stood in front of the Immigration Judge, he scolded me:  “You are not allowed in my country.  This is my country.  This is my land.  I want you out of it.”

“On November 4, 2009, I was deported back to Korea wearing only jeans and a T-shirt.  I had only twenty dollars on me, I couldn’t speak the language and I didn’t know where to go.  All forms of identification and personal documents were confiscated.  My escorts, four men and one woman dressed in civilian clothes, basically dropped me off at the Incheon Airport and left me there on the grey tarmac more than six thousand miles away from everything I knew for almost forty years. ”  Monte Haines, Served in the Gulf War for 3 1/2 years.  Adopted. Abused. 5 Foster homes. Wrongly Accused. And Deported. To help Monte now click here.

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The "Unknown" Culture Club: Korean Adoptees, Then and Now

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