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Korean Adoptees on Race, Belonging, and Social Stigmas that have Enormous Impact

From Asia Vice:

The number of children born in South Korea, who were put up for international adoption reached its peak in the 1980s. Now, this generation of Korean adoptees is returning back to their country of origin as adults.

Hana and Ryan are two such individuals, who are building a community of transnational Korean adoptees, and tackling the ‘adoptee narrative’ with nuance in their podcast ‘Adopted Feels’.

This community wants to go beyond the common narrative of reconnecting with birth families, and wants to talk about race, belonging, and the social stigmas that made South Korea the booming centre of transnational adoption in the first place.


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