Koreans searching for adoptees

So, I started looking on message boards where Korean people post messages hoping that they will find their kids adopted abroad. I haven’t found the person I’m looking for yet, but I will post some information from other people who are looking for other adoptees.

This is from the board of GAIPS. http://www.gaips.or.kr/

Holt Case #K77-933 Se-Hee, Park– YOUR SISTER IS LOOKING FOR YOU

1. Name : Se-Hee, Park ( Sea-Hi, Park )
2. Picture of the adoptee / Family picture : Attatched
3. Date of birth / Sex : 12/25/1973 / Female
4. Information about the Adoption agency : Holt Children’s Service. INC.
5. Birth parents’ name / Guardian’s name at the time of adoption
Parents : Sam-il, Park(Father) / Young-Hye, Kim(Mother)
Guardian : Kuk-seong, Kim ( maternal grandfather )
6. Background information of adoption
I’ve lived in the side of our father and my sister has lived in the side of our mother since our parents divorced in 1976.
But there happened many problems at the side of our mother, so our grandfather should have had to give up my sister for adoption. She was adopted to Italian family through Holt in 1977.
Now I am married and I have two children.
Frankly, I’ve tried to find my sister in America for 12 years because I’ve misunderstood that my sister had been adopted into American family.
I finally got the adoption infomation on her about one month ago and knew she had been adopted to Italian family not American one. Attated photoes are
– pictures of my sister taken by Holt Children’s Servic before adoption!
– pictures in my childhood.
7. Adopted country : Italy
8. Depart Date : 7 / 20 / 1977
9. Adopted Date : 9 / 5 / 1977


Mr. Park, Ki Hyung is eagerly searching for an overseas adopted Korean named Park, Eun-sook, who was born in 1971. Mr. Park was in the junior high school at the time when Park, Eun-sook was given up for adoption. As the birth mother, as an unwed mother, couldn’t take care of Eun-sook after her birth, her mother(Eun-sook’s maternal grandmother) cared for Eun-sook for almost 3 years. Mr. Park grew up with Eun-sook together, so he has memories on her. As of his memory, Eun-sook’s adoptive father was a US soldier and also his elder’s sister’s husband, as a manager, worked at Yongsan PX shop for US soldiers in Seoul. So, both people(adoptive father & his brother-in-law) seem to be involved in adoption process.

The adoptive family sent letters & pictures to Park, Ki Hyung twice in 1974 & 1975 after adoption, and those of pictures were from them. Birth mother passed away due to cancer in 1999. He is also struggling with kidney cancer now and likely to live not long. He wishes to contact with her before he dies.

Kang Sun-ah and Kang Sang-mi — YOUR OLDER SISTER IS LOOKING FOR YOU.

1975년 9월25일에 대전 밷엘 영아원에서 홀트를 통해 미국의 한 가정으로 자매가 입양 보내졌습니다.

강선아는 1971년 09월05일생이고 당시의 키가 92cm이었습니다.

강상미는 1973년 04월08일생이고 당시의 키가 80cm이었습니다.

입양당시에 친부모가 있음에도 불구하고 대전의 밷엘 원장님이 부모가 없는걸로 해서 입양보냈습니다.

밷엘 원장님은 현재 돌아가셨습니다. 저는 이 자매의 언니인데 개인이 찾기에는 어려움이 많습니다. 꼭 만나지 않아도 잘 살고 있는지 소식이라도 알고 싶습니다.

저의 연락처는 011-472-3789 입니다.

Lee Jin-gu and Lee Jin-Chul – Your sister, mom and brother are looking for you.

이진구(1964년 5월 28일)/이진철(1967년 10월 13일)

친모 김경자씨가 아들 2명을 찾고 있습니다.

입양이 되었는지 확실하진 않습니다.

친모 김경자씨는 친부 이기영씨와 결혼하여 두 아들(이진구, 이진철)을 낳았으나 남편과의 문제로 아이를 두고 간호사 생활을 하던 중 다른 사람과 재혼하였습니다.

현재 1남 1녀를 두고 있으며, 현재는 몸이 좋지 않아 자식들에게 과거의 이야기를 하며 진구와 진철이를 찾아달라는 부탁을 하였습니다.

진구, 진철씨의 친부는 사망하였으며 친부가 아이들을 어디로 보냈는지 알 길이 없습니다.

아이들이 아동시설을 통해 입양이 되었는지, 아님 한국에 남아있는지도 모르겠습니다.

친부가 아이들을 친정집인 할머니집(마장동)에 자주 맡겼다고 했는데, 어느날 소식이 갑자기 끊겼다고 하며, 친부가 아동들을 바깥으로 자주 불러내어 데리고 가곤 했다고 합니다.

아동에 대한 배경 정보는 다음과 같습니다.

– 이진구(1964년 5월 28일)/이진철(1967년 10월 13일)

당시 서울 마장동 개천뚝에 있었던 빈민촌에 살고 있었고, 방으로 집을 다닥다닥 지어놓고 세를 내어준 동네였습니다.

사진을 함께 올리니, 비슷한 부분이 있다면 연락을 부탁드립니다.

저는 현재 어머니와 함께 살고 있는 아들, 나성용 입니다.

-연락하실 곳(나성용씨)

* 주소:서울시 강남구 역삼동 741-22 대우아이빌 1111

* 연락처 : 010-3108-4567

* 이메일 : nsy4567@naver.com


One response to “Koreans searching for adoptees

  1. Thanks for posting this, Jane.

Thank you for visiting my blog. I no longer have time to update this blog regularly, but I appreciate your comments, even though I cannot respond to all of them. All comments (except spam) have been allowed to go through unmoderated since June 16, 2014. Any comments you see prior to that date have been read and approved by me. Thanks again, and wishing you peace and blessings.

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