I was not an orphan

“In 40 years, nothing has changed. “If the child care’s environment is good, it greatly reduces the need for single mothers to give up their child,” said Kim on July 16th. In her home at Gyeonggi-do, she showed me Soojung’s adoption photo and the receipt from the care center. Soojung and Kim met because Soojung uploaded this photo and information to Holt International’s website and Kim’s niece found it.”

Soojung Jo | writing

(Article published July 18, 2014 at Korean news site Daum.net. Translation by 문지수, edits by Soojung Jo.  Original link and text HERE)

She didn’t have a single photo of herself smiling after her daughter was sent overseas for adoption 

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The care center recommended overseas adoption to Kim. They told her, if a single mother raises her child without any money her child will be unhappy. But she just wanted them to care for child for a while. 


In 40 years, nothing has changed. “If the child care’s environment is good, it greatly reduces the need for single mothers to give up their child,” said Kim on July 16th. In her home at Gyeonggi-do, she showed me Soojung’s adoption photo and the receipt from the care center. Soojung and Kim met because Soojung uploaded this photo and information to Holt International’s website and Kim’s niece found it.

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