A compelling story of discovery. In this book, you will follow along as the author discovers issues surrounding adoption that challenge her early childhood beliefs. The puzzle pieces start to slowly come together on this trip to Korea. The story uncovers questionable information that leads to further exploration in future books of this series. -Amazon Review
In this contemporary tale detailing a two-week trip that explores intercountry adoption from South Korea, twin sisters naively travel to their birth city of Seoul in search of their Korean family. Little incidents along the way serve as a catalyst which leads them into a worldwide modern-day adoptee-rights movement seeking truth and transparency.
If you have ever thought about looking for your birth family or simply curious about adoption, grab this book and gain insight into what happened to other adoptees as they travel back to their motherland to look for long lost relatives during their trip to Seoul, South Korea. Gain the insight you need before you make the search on your own.
Imagine believing you were “found on a street corner,” only to discover as an adult everything you were told about your origin was a lie. What if you were told you were abandoned but later learned that it was not uncommon for adoption agencies to routinely label and process children as if orphaned under the guise of charity to fill the global evangelical demand?
There are more than two-hundred thousand Korean-born adoptees and the child market has spread to every continent. Pick up this must-read book and live vicariously through the Vance Twins on this adventure of a lifetime.
Finding truth. This is a very insightful and well written book. Follows the struggles of an adoptive from Seoul South Korea. It is very emotional, heartbreaking and that the end a wonderful ending. I highly recommend this book and I think the author did a good job. -Amazon Review
“The Search for Mother Missing: A Peek inside International Adoption by Janine Vance is a gripping memoir of adoption and two sisters’ search for their roots…. Janine Vance explores the implications of international adoption in writing that is clear and insightful, allowing readers to understand the journey from the perspective of the adoptees while exploring issues of the rights of the adoptees and how those rights can be abused. The narrative voice is powerful and clear and the prose good. The Search for Mother Missing: A Peek inside International Adoption asks important questions related to the rights of children adopted internationally, explores the challenges they face, and the anguish of being disconnected from one’s true parents. It is poignant, insightful, and gripping, filled with humanity.” ~ Christian Sia
About Janine Vance
Vance has also written about her childhood experience and numerous books on the topic of adoption based on her advocacy for adopted people all over the world and in the United States.
Janine Vance recognizes that you have a story bursting at the seams to be told. If you need to set the record straight regarding who you are and what you believe in contrast to what everyone else seems to assume about you, she understands. She’s been there. She can help you connect with your soul and claim your authentic power. What is that? It’s unique to each person. In a private therapeutic writing-sabbatical, she guides you through the mysterious realm of writing your life story from a place of solidarity and peace. If this special care and concern is something you’ve always wanted, contact Janine’s sister at email@example.com for the next available opening.