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Trans-national adoption and "blending in"
The Philosopher's Zone
In 1953, at the end of the Korean War, an adoption program was launched by the South Korean government to care for orphans, most of whom went to white families in the States and in Europe.
Since then, an estimated 200,000 South Korean children have been adopted into Western countries. The situation for many of these Korean adoptees is the aradox of feeling like they both belong and yet can't blend in with their adoptive country & culture.