The Search for Mother Missing: A Peek Inside International Adoption

The Search for Mother Missing: A Peek Inside International Adoption

In this contemporary tale detailing a two-week trip that explores intercountry adoption from South Korea, twin sisters travel to their birth city of Seoul in search of their Korean family. Little incidents along the way serve as a catalyst that leads them into a worldwide modern-day adoptee-rights movement seeking truth and transparency. A Great Example of the Complexity International Adoptees …

Rev. Dr. Janine Vance (Myung Ja) reading from her first memoir.

Who is the Author of Rare Adoption Books for Adults?

Author Janine Vance has been writing short stories since her adoptive mother passed away in 1997. She started investigating the history of intercountry adoption after her first trip to Seoul, South Korea, in 2004. Vance wrote and compiled numerous books, including two memoirs: Twins Found in a Box and The Search for Mother Missing. She then wrote Adoption: What You Should Know, available to the …

Janine Myung Ja

Co-Founder Rev. Dr. Janine Vance

“100% of all adult adoptees in the U.S. and around the world surveyed in 2019 believe they should have access to their adoption documents and original birth certificates.” – Rev. Dr. Janine Vance, Author I am Rev. Dr. Janine Vance, one of the co-founders of Adoption Truth and Transparency. My twin and I started this forum on Nov 5, 2011. …

Artist Njenga for Adoption Truth | Master Adoption

Master Adoption

Heey there! After researching adoption over the years, and finally compiling the Rare Adoption Books for Adults, I realized after networking with numerous adoptees from around the world that there are a lot of us who have been sent to abusive adoptive parents. If you were treated unfairly and you didn’t really have anyone to talk to about what was …

Anthologies compiled by the Vance Twins

Adoptionland: From Orphans to Activists

Compiled by Janine and Jenette Vance, Adoptionland: From Orphans to Activists, is an indispensable contribution to adoption literature. The essays, poems, and letters in this compilation reflect the thoughts, feelings, the souls of those who inhabit Adoptionland — a place of truth and acceptance for the casualties of the demand for children. A note in Adoptionland states that some of the names …