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— by Joan MacDonald: Since the 1950s, about 180,000 South Korean children have been sent to orphanages and adopted around the world. While inter-country adoptions provided these children with a new family and home, for many the pain of abandonment lingered, a sense of loss buried deep within, only to resurface years later. Some adoptees found it complicated to form a sense of identity in their new land, while knowing so little about the land they’d come from…

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