When children are taken away from their country

Should children be removed from their culture, adopted, and taken to another country, thereby losing their heritage? I recently encountered this question and wanted to add my tidbit, because, certainly, there are plus and minuses. I lived in an orphanage in South Korea when I was twenty-one and adopted two baby girls. In the 1970’sContinue reading “When children are taken away from their country”

Korea adoptees find each other

Korean culture came to my house in a big way – through my adopted daughters. My daughters are from Ilmagwon orphanage in Gunsan, Korea, which is far from Seoul. They were babies when I adopted them and I lived at the small orphanage for a few months. My daughters and I traveled back to KoreaContinue reading “Korea adoptees find each other”

Mrs. Park: A Saint Who Loves Children

I think her birthday is May 19, 1922. That makes her Korean age 92 this year.  Korean age accounts for the time a baby is in the mother’s womb. She came from a well to do family, I seem to recall, but they lost their money/fortune. Park Kung-Hee worked for the Salvation Army (SA) and wasContinue reading “Mrs. Park: A Saint Who Loves Children”

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