Korea’s unwed mothers combat a social stigma and lack of services to keep their children.
Ham Myung-nan picked up a baby, clothed only in blankets, from the pavement. It was June 16, 1984, and the baby girl was assumed to only be a couple days old.
I interviewed Leanne Suki Leith for an article on returning adoptees in Groove Korea. The article featured the voices of five other adoptees, which meant that much of what Leith said in the interview didn’t make it into print. Since much of what Leith said was a highly articulate, insightful and thorough response to the state of international adoption in Korea, I wanted to share the full interview here.