A South Korean government program that aims to reunite overseas Korean adoptees with their biological parents has completed its first successful reunion.
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It all started with a fire, or at least that’s what I’ve been told from the people around me. The scars on my body remind me of it every day. I don’t really remember much from the accident. I can’t even recall the pain because I was only around 1 year old when it happened. Nobody knows exactly how I was burned but the theory is that there was an accident and my family may have not been able to pay for the bills so they had to make the difficult decision of giving me up to save my life, knowing they may never see me again. This is the theory, and we don’t know for sure.
Although Mallory Guy grew up with a wonderful childhood in Parma, Ohio, she has maintained a deep longing to find out more about her origins and her biological family back in South Korea.
Adopted from South Korea in 1986 when she was just 6 months old, Guy has only great memories living with her adoptive parents who have one biological child and three other adopted children, the News-Herald reports.
A woman came forward to reunite with the daughter she abandoned as a newborn at a hospital in Sydney 14 years ago.
The reunion brought together Jessica Boatwright and her biological mother, who also revealed her side of the story for the first time.
A young airman stationed at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland was found dead from an apparent suicide in his home in Alexandria, Virginia on Saturday night.
Senior Airman XinHua Mesenburg reportedly died from what appears to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound, according to his family.
Authorities officially revealed the identities of the adult and four Chinese adoptees who were killed in what investigators deemed as a murder-suicide case in Tennessee.
Li Lijuan, a 43-year-old former millionaire with a heart of gold who spent 20 years adopting abandoned children, is now fighting for her own life after being diagnosed with cancer six years ago.
Li, a self-made businesswoman from Shangquan Village near Wu’an in Hebei Province, made plenty of deals when she first started out back in the 90s. According to her story, as translated by Shanghaiist, she sold a wide range of products from clothing to pirated DVDs. She got married at 17, and by 20, Li became famous in her area for her wealth and being a successful businesswoman.
A couple from Massapequa, New York, welcomed a new addition to their family, 2-year-old Lia Lililing, despite already having children and grandchildren of their own.
Lililing, a Chinese orphan, was born with craniosynostosis, a rare condition that greatly affects the child’s skull and could later cause severe developmental problems to her brain, according to CBS New York.
A South Korean boy who was killed by his adoptive father in the United States back in 2014 will be commemorated with a statue by a school in Maryland.
The Linwood Center, a school for children with disabilities, announced on Sunday that it will dedicate a statue next week in memory of murdered adoptee Hyunsu O’Callaghan, Yonhap reports (via The Korea Times).
Ten-year-old twin sisters Gracie Rainsberry and Audrey Doering, who were born in China and adopted by two different families, met for the first time Wednesday on Good Morning America.
Gracie, who lives in Richland, Washington, and Audrey, who was raised 1,500 miles away in Wausau, Wisconsin, didn’t know they were twin sisters until December.