An interesting article about Korean adoption. With the recent news about Vietnam, some adoptees in South Korea respond.
I have often wondered about the numbers of adoptees who find birth family when they search. This is just from 2005. I am so curious about the total number of reunited adoptees.
According to government statistics, 13,068 overseas adoptees made
efforts to locate their biological families in 2005, but only 316 —
about 2 percent — were reunited.
Some of the foreign adoptees claim that they found out in the process
of searching for their biological parents that their adoption documents
Molly Holt, head of South Korea’s largest adoption agency Holt
Children’s Services, admitted last week that some child placement
agencies in the past used fraudulent documents in order to get children
"Though people would sign their parents were dead, but they were
not. We didn’t know that," she said. "Some of their adoptees had their
Read the whole article here.