Statue to remember murdered Korean adoptee in US

Thomas Park Clement holds the hand of a statue that depicts a little boy letting go of a butterfly. The statue, “Hyunsu’s Butterfly,” is named after Hyunsu O’Callaghan, a Korean American adoptee murdered by his adoptive father just four months after being adopted. / Courtesy of Chosun Ilbo Company CEO and Korean American adoptee dedicated […]

41-year-old adoptee deported after 37 years in the U.S.

When Shin Song Hyuk was 3 years old, an American couple in Detroit adopted him and moved him from South Korea to the United States. His new family changed his name to Adam, but they didn’t fill out the forms guaranteeing citizenship for international adoptees. This meant Adam was in effect an undocumented immigrant. Nobody knows how […]

Vadnais Heights sisters headed to Olympics — for two different countries

Sisters Hannah, left, and Marissa Brandt, photographed at their family home in Vadnais Heights on Thursday, May 11 , 2017, will be playing in the 2018 Winter Olympics in Women’s Hockey. Hannah played in college for the University of Minnesota and Marissa for Gustavus Adolphus. (Scott Takushi / Pioneer Press) Hannah Brandt was devastated. After years […]

Korean adoptee finding families for more children

Susan Soon-keum Cox, right, poses with other Korean adoptees in front of a “baby box” in Seoul where unwanted babies are given up for adoption. / Courtesy of Susan Soon-keum Cox By You Soo-sun A Korean adoptee wants to make international adoption a more viable option for orphans. Every year, Susan Soon-keum Cox visits Korea […]

Full Circle: Visiting My Orphanage

This article has been shared by Yaya Weiner, who participated in a Heritage Tour with Lotus Travel, which included a visit to her former welfare center in Wuhan. There’s nothing half as endearing as going back home. There’s this heavy burden laying across your shoulders when returning to a place that holds your first ever […]