“A Unique Case of Adoption”

This is a fascinating story from the JoongAng Daily.

A unique case of adoption


A Korean
family faced opposition from their own church when they decided to
adopt an Indonesian girl abandoned by her biological parents.
April 10, 2008
Lee
Ha-young (fore) and her adoptive parents Lee Young-mo and Ha Kyoung-ae
at the Presbyterian church near Daegu where Lee is the pastor. By Jeong
Chi-ho

Read the whole story here

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4 thoughts on ““A Unique Case of Adoption”

  1. It was very sad to hear about all the problems she was facing.
    It also reminded me that as much I complain about racism in America (and I complain about it a LOT) as a multiracial Asian I’m sort of glad that I was raised here instead of Japan, where I would have been viewed as even more of an outsider. There was a point in my childhood when it could have gone the other way.
    In relation to adoption and abandonment… Japan has similar issues as Korea, although they don’t have the history of international adoption. A child born to foreign workers in Japan is not a Japanese citizen. This legitimizes discrimination against the most vulnerable. I believe it’s a terrible, terrible thing in this world to allow the creation of stateless children.
    The more I read about Korea from blogs, the more similarities I see to Japan… countries that are small and relatively rich for the region, have an aging population and a declining birthrate, and are going to face massive and unavoidable culture shock once they realize the necessity of increased immigration in order to maintain the economy.

  2. thank you for pointing out this article. DH was raised in Daegu and will enjoy the article since he is an adoptive parent as well.

  3. thank you for pointing out this article. DH was raised in Daegu and will enjoy the article since he is an adoptive parent as well.

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