“A Euro-American on a Korean Tour at a Thai Restaurant in China”

Hmmmmm. I have to say, I am not too crazy about the title of this book.

From the Korean Times

US Mom Unravels Interethnic Adoption
By Seo Dong-shin, Staff Reporter

Adoptees, experts say, will likely undergo an identity crisis on a more serious level than others. It is not difficult to assume the challenge will increase if the adoptees do not share the race _ or more bluntly, skin color _ with their adoptive parents. And when those adoptees turn to their own ethnic community, realizing their different upbringings cannot make them fit into that community either _ another frustration.

Such are the layers of challenge involving interethnic adoption. Hence comes the complexity of Chris Winston’s book title "A Euro-American on a Korean Tour at a Thai Restaurant in China.” The book was published last month. Winston is an American with two adopted Korean children.

"It is a big deal to lose your original parents. Most don’t,” Winston, 50, president of the Korean American Adoptee Adoptive Family Network (KAAN), told The Korea Times during her visit to Seoul for the 8th annual KAAN conference held June 30 through July 2. "And inter-country adoptees lose their heritage at that. When they later struggle to reclaim it, it’s also a challenge,” she said.

Author: JaeRan

Assistant professor at UW Tacoma, writer, and researcher.

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