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What does ending adoptions from South Korea
mean to you?
Last month, South
Korea announced plans
to end international adoptions by 2012. Minnesota has one of the largest Korean American adoptee populations
in the country, and Minnesota Public Radio News wants to learn how this change
will affect our state.
If you were adopted from a family in Korea or know someone who was, how
will this halt to adoptions change your life or your community?
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International adoptions, in general, have declined in recent years,
mostly as countries including the United States struggle to enact and
enforce fair practices. Still, it’s been estimated that 50
percent of Minnesota’s
Korean Americans are international adoptees. Now that the call to end
these adoptions is becoming a reality, how will your community deal with the
How, specifically, is your family and community reacting to this news?
Is this a victory for Korean–American
adoptees, a defeat, or is it bittersweet? How will this change affect you
your insights and experiences, your fears and observations. Then please
pass this message along to a friend who has experience with this issue.
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