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Old 03-17-2015, 05:28 AM   #6 (permalink)
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consequences of movement 'export' children Korea to America
Amy Ginther and mother in the house in Gimcheon, North Gyeongsang Province, South Korea. Photo: New York Times
Amy Ginther sitting at the kitchen table with family members in Gimcheon, South Korea, but she could only talk to them in English. Due to the adoption in the United States since he was too young to forget their mother tongue Ginther, New York Times reported.
In the 80s of last century, Korea is where "children exported" to the world. According to the Ministry of Health and Welfare Korea, in more than six decades, 165,000 Korean children to more than 15 countries. Most of the children to the United States. Ginther was one of those kids. A family in the United States in 1983 she received.
Back to Korea in 2009, she thanks the organization for adoption find families. Ginther mother thinks her daughter up for adoption will help her have a better life. However, the experience of Ginther different from the expectations of the father of.
"Foster parents care a dedicated but I always feel lost, hurt and upset right away from home, take the relationship of blood and isolated culture in which I was born" Amy Ginther said.
Monte Haines is a person with similar circumstances Ginther. He was a Korean and an American couple adopted him in 1978 - when he was 8 years old.
consequences of movement 'export' children Korea to America
Laura Klunder and codes adopted on hand when the father or mother to her to America. Photo: New York Times
"My childhood was pretty intense. When I was in school, I often bully other kids because of my skin color not like them or because I'm not American. Each time, I ran home crying and then wonder why these things happen to me. It looks like I do not belong here, "Haines says.
Experience that the adoption abroad suffered urged them to return to Korea to mobilize people to stop the situation of children adopted abroad. They participate in the adoption united Korea (ASK) to help people in similar situations to reunite with their families.
"I hope that, someday, the case of international adoption is not happening anymore. The baby will live with their parents do not like tattoos code adopted me. "Laura Klunder, a member of ASK, said.

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