Request for Adult Korean Adoptees in Minnesota

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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
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 KoreanAmerican
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.


Whitney Stark

Minnesota Public
Radio News
Public Insight Journalism

Author: JaeRan

Assistant professor at UW Tacoma, writer, and researcher.

One thought

  1. saw your name in the “Feminist Lens on Adoption” from the Minnesota Women’s Press! I love seeing your name in writing.
    Keep up the work, and happy birthday!

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