How falsified adoption papers make it even more difficult to search for my origin
Updated: Jul 7, 2021
This article is the sixth in a series about Koreans adopted abroad. For adoptees, coming to Korea in search of their origin is a huge decision. It takes time, money and, most of all, the nerve to face the language barrier and private agencies hiding behind the curtain of privacy protection. Rebecca Kimmel, an American adoptee who decided to come to Korea during the pandemic for her origin search, tells us her version of the meaning of identity.
By Rebecca Kimmel
As the Bible reads, "in the beginning was the word," but in my case, the word was not "with God," but in fact, false. My adoption paperwork states that I was found with a "paper-slip" and that the information about my birth parents was unknown. Read more...