THE LETTER NEVER SENT II:
Korean Adoptees’ Letters to their Birth Families
Edited by The Adoptees’ Homecoming Support Center at IECEF
ISBN: 89-91392-08-3 03810
The Letter Never Sent II is a collection of letters and poems written by Korean adoptees to their birth families and published in both English and Korean languages. The letters express the complexity of emotions related to birth family and vividly present the lingering questions that adoptees often carry throughout their lives regarding family and loss. Letters from adoptees and one birth family that successfully searched for and reunited with family members are also included in the book.
“When I was born, I was welcomed.
When I was born, I did not worry about tomorrow.
When I was born, the village had a party.
When I was born, I imagined nothing like this.
When I was born, I thanked the forest for taking care of me.
When I was born, the pine trees stood silent, still on the mountain.”
ABOUT THE EDITOR
The Adoptees' Homecoming Support Center at the International Educational & Cultural Exchange Foundation (IECEF) is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing services to Korean adoptees who want to visit or live in Korea. IECEF assists adoptees who are searching for their birth families. IECEF published The Letter Never Sent I & II as part of the ongoing effort to help support adoptees in their search for birth family.
Individuals can purchase this book by visiting the Seoul Selection bookstore website, www.seoulselection.com, and the AdoptShoppe website, www.adoptshoppe.com. Also available at bookstores in Korea.
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