역사 History

Sometimes some adoption-related historical documents come our way that we’d like to share with the community. This is by no means an organized archive, but just a place to store and quickly share some information of interest. If you have information you would like TRACK to post, please send an email to the Webmaster: jjtrenka@gmail.com

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“Holt Children’s Services … gave about 788 million won to 51 children’s welfare facilities and hospitals between 1986 and 1988 in return for drawing unfortunate children for adoption.”

Here is a 1969 brochure from an adoptive parents’ group called OURS imploring adoptive parents to send photos of their happy adopted children in order to convince Korean mothers to relinquish their children, thereby eliminating delays in new adoptions. The text implies that many children were taken from the same villages and that mothers were told that they would have contact with their children after being sent away. Read brochure