Korea to Haiti

From Jennifer Kwon Dobbs and Conducive Magazine:

Korea to Haiti: Lessons in Overseas Adoption Corruption

Hundreds Of Thousands Still Displaced As Recovery Efforts Continue In Haiti

by Haitian authorities for trying to cross illegally into the Dominican
Republic with 33 so-called orphaned children, whose parents were later
found to be alive, U.S. citizens and Idaho Baptist missionaries Laura
Silsby and Charisa Coulter remain imprisoned in Port-au-Prince pending
investigation of alleged child trafficking. Seeking to save the
children in the wake of Haiti’s earthquake, Silsby and Coulter intended
to place the children for adoption in the United States with Christian
families despite Haitian law, which requires all adoptions to be
finalized in the country. Dr. Jennifer Kwon Dobbs, a Korean adoptee and
board member of board of Truth and Reconciliation for the Adoption
Community of Korea (TRACK), presents how adoption from Korea can offer
a perspective about this scandal.

Click here to read the article

Author: JaeRan

Assistant professor at UW Tacoma, writer, and researcher.

One thought

  1. I was thinking along similar lines the other day (Jennifer does a far better job of identifying and articulating though). No one seems to (want to) learn from past mistakes!

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