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When You Were Born in Korea is a unique book, filled with over 50 beautiful black & white photos, about the first few months of your children's life before they joined your family. This book has the sort of pictures that could have been in your photo album, if someone had been in Korea with a camera at the baby's home, in the foster home, even on the airplane ride to America. You will see the kinds of people and places your children may have experienced. Most of all, you will appreciate the love and concern ...

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When You Were Born in Korea is a unique book, filled with over 50 beautiful black & white photos, about the first few months of your children's life before they joined your family. This book has the sort of pictures that could have been in your photo album, if someone had been in Korea with a camera at the baby's home, in the foster home, even on the airplane ride to America. You will see the kinds of people and places your children may have experienced. Most of all, you will appreciate the love and concern of the generous people in Korea who helped your children along their way to you. The book opens with a sensitive discussion of the birthparents, who found themselves in a difficult situation and made a plan for their children to have a new life with a new family. It then talks about the foster mother, the social workers, the doctors and nurses, and many others who had a part in caring for your children and in bringing them to you.

This book will be read and enjoyed by 7-to-12 year-old children and their parents, and it can be shared with younger children to help them learn more about their life before coming to you. All ages will be very interested to see the pictures taken at Eastern's Baby's Home, in foster homes, around the Eastern Child Welfare Services offices in Seoul, and on a typical airplane flight to the United States. The text, particularly as it deals with the issue of the birthmother's difficult decision, will offer some insight as well as opportunity for further thought and discussion. The book will surely become a wonderful keepsake for your family, providing a better appreciation and understanding of your children's first homes.

When You Were Born in Korea was developed as a fund-raising effort by two adoptive dads who began this project to give their own children a better understanding of their lives as babies, and of those people who were important to them then.

About the Author:

Brian Boyd is the father of two Korean-born daughters, and works in publishing in St. Paul, Minnesota. Stephen Wunrow is a professional photographer in St. Paul, Minnesota, and a proud father of three, two of whom were adopted from Korea. His photographs are also featured in When You Were Born in China.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780963847201
  • Publisher: Yeong & Yeong Book Company
  • Publication date: 9/28/1993
  • Pages: 44
  • Product dimensions: 8.68 (w) x 11.30 (h) x 0.19 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 6, 2004

    Intriging

    Loved this book. As someone interested in adopting a Korean child, i found this a wonderful insight into the future. Paula Scollan

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