Thursday, January 15, 2015
Why a Generation of Adoptees Is Returning to South Korea is an in-depth piece from the New York Times. It discusses a movement among South Korean adoptees to return to their homeland and to advocate for the elimination of international adoption or, at the very least, to question the very concept of international adoption.
Those adoptees who challenge international adoption emphasize how they didn't choose to be torn from their birth country. As one said: "I don’t think it’s normal to put a child on a plane away from all its kin and different smells."
The article is all the more heart-wrenching as it's written by a mother who adopted internationally.
A gripping read.