If we are so concerned about the welfare of overseas adopted Koreans and the low level of Korea's birthrate, we should refrain from sending our babies to Western countries as they could suffer from discrimination, racism, incurable psychological trauma and a lifelong crisis of identity. Even though, on their part, many adoptive parents love their Korean children as their own, the adoptees grow up in a culture that is very different to their birth culture, and invariably develop a mentality that is foreign to Korea.
When Korean adoptees came of age, their yearning for their biological home becomes increasingly intense, moving them eventually to find something that their hearts are forever seeking. They turn their eyes to their native country, and set out to locate something that, for the first time in their lives, will make them feel whole.
The word ``mother" contains a mixture of spiritual longing and warm nurturing images, which compel humans to seek the roots of their existence. Therefore, it is inevitable that overseas Korean adoptees will have a deep desire to learn as much as they can about their cultural heritage. It is for this reason that they return to their birthplace, not only to find their natal home, but to discover their own identity and their place in the world.
Saturday, December 20, 2008
Korean adoptees better off in Korea.
One of the more racist pieces I've read in the papers.