Photo by Sunspell Photo. Imagine the questions that the daughter would live with on a daily basis. Why did my mom give me up? And imagine that mother, possibly plagued by regret, and very likely thinking of her lost daughter. For Janine Vance and her sister, Jenette, these are not imaginings, but everyday life. Adopted into the United States from Korea when they were very young, the two women have next to no information about their original family, and very little detail about the circumstances of their adoption. In order to answer her own questions, and those of other adoptees not only from Korea but around the world, Janine has spent years researching the questionable practices of adoption agencies.
Janine Vance searches for the truth about Korean adoptees
Asian Adult Adoptees of British Columbia
Skip to content. Women were made to show proof each month that they were having their periods. Families, forced to choose, often chose to give up their girls so they could have boys. The Chinese government decided to open to international adoptions.
A Push to Protect Adult Adoptees From Deportation
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It is sadly a common place for many Asian adult adoptees to have been raised in communities without exposure to other adoptees. Asian Adult Adoptees of Washington AAAW was founded in response to this need so that their stories surrounding race, identity, and other experiences exclusive to being an Asian adoptee could be shared in community. Through our family like community, Asian Adult Adoptees of Washington helps foster relationships and support its members by providing resources, scholarships, and events throughout the year. Personally, there are many things I love about this community, but my favorite is how we celebrate every adoptee from all walks of life. We recognized the need, even 21 and a half years ago, to be inclusive.