TRACK (Truth &
Reconciliation for the Adoption Community of Korea) cordially invites you to
our first public presentation and press briefing.
TRACK is a history and
information project and
organization with the goal of healing the relationship between the overseas adoptees and Korea by advocating for a transparent investigation in and a full understanding of
the Korean adoption issue, both past and present.
From 1953-2006, officially
161,202 children have been sent away from the Republic of Korea as
part of the international adoption program. In addition, an unknown
number of children have been adopted privately and have not been recorded
in the government’s statistics, meaning the number might be as high as 200,000.
The number of
Korean core family members who have been directly affected by international
adoption — mothers, fathers, siblings, and grandparents
— is estimated to exceed 1 million people, or one out of every
49 South Koreans.
currently embarked on an investigation of six cases of adoption from the 1970s
and 1980s that are representative abuses that have been commonly reported
within the adoption community.
reconciliation is for the healing of Korean society, adoptees, natural families,
adoptive families, and adoptees’ significant others.
TRACK aims to
provide a full accounting of the practice of international adoption in order to
reconcile the different groups who make up the adoption community of Korea; envision
our bright future together; and preserve the rights of Korean children and
Please join us
for presentations by TRACK members, including Tobias Hübinette, Ph.D., and TRACK supporters from the Korean civil society movement. We will also enjoy refreshments, a short film screening, poetry by Jennifer Kwon Dobbs, Ph.D. (Assistant Professor of Creative Writing at St. Olaf College), and classical guitar music by Denis
Where: Largo Art Hall, 2nd Floor
Who: Truth &
Reconciliation for the Adoption Community of Korea (TRACK) and friends
What: A public presentation
and press briefing for TRACK
When: Thursday, August 21, 2:00 p.m.
Line 2 Seolleung Station,
50 meters from Exit 10, one door past Samsung Digital Plaza
Open and free for all our friends, families, and supporters.
For queries, please contact
Han Boon-young, Chief