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By Eleana J. Kim

Since the tip of the Korean struggle, an predicted 200,000 youngsters from South Korea were followed into white households in North the United States, Europe, and Australia. whereas those transnational adoptions have been initiated as an emergency degree to discover houses for mixed-race youngsters born within the aftermath of the warfare, the perform grew exponentially from the Nineteen Sixties during the Nineteen Eighties. on the top of South Korea’s “economic miracle,” adoption turned an institutionalized approach of facing terrible and illegitimate kids. lots of the adoptees have been raised with little publicity to Koreans or different Korean adoptees, yet as adults, via international flows of communique, media, and trip, they've got come into expanding touch with one another, Korean tradition, and the South Korean kingdom. because the Nineteen Nineties, as Korean childrens have persevered to depart to be followed within the West, an increasing number of grownup adoptees were returning to Korea to hunt their cultural and organic origins. during this attention-grabbing ethnography, Eleana J. Kim examines the background of Korean adoption, the emergence of a particular adoptee collective id, and adoptee returns to Korea relating to South Korean modernity and globalization. Kim attracts on interviews with grownup adoptees, social employees, NGO volunteers, adoptee activists, students, and reporters within the united states, Europe, and South Korea, in addition to on observations at foreign adoptee meetings, neighborhood association conferences, and government-sponsored motherland tours.

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