Yonhap News: “American adoptive father launches campaign to help unwed Korean moms”

American adoptive father launches campaign to help unwed Korean moms

By Kim Young-gyo and Jane Jeong Trenka
SEOUL, June 14 (Yonhap) — Just one year ago, Dr. Richard Boas, the American father of an adopted Korean girl named Esther, was financially helping other Americans so they could adopt children from overseas.

혻 혻 However, Boas’ perspective radically changed after visiting South Korea late last year. Now, he is an activist for the rights of single and unwed mothers and their children. Moreover, he has become a staunch supporter of domestic adoption within Korea.

Author: JaeRan

Assistant professor at UW Tacoma, writer, and researcher.

2 thoughts

  1. I have a strange feeling I will end up feeling the same way Dr. Boas does by the time all is said and done.

  2. From what I can tell from this article, I feel as this adoptive father does. I have such regret that I couldn’t/didn’t understand all the facets of adoption and its effects on adopted people and parents who have relinquished a child, prior to getting involved. Nothing ‘clicked’ until I was mothering him (loving him as my son) and wanting the best for him….and wondering how all he had been though could possibly be the ‘best’ that the world could have done for him (and his mother). I’m happy to see adoptive parents truly supporting Korea’s efforts at domestic adoption…though I do hope that efforts will also be made to just help families stay together in the first place.
    Thanks for posting the article.

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