Soon-Keum Cox is the Vice President of Public Policy and External
Affairs for Holt International Children’s Services, the world’s
largest adoption agency. Adopted from Korea in 1956, she has worked with
international adoption and child welfare issues for more than twenty years.
She was designated by the Korean Ministry of Health and Welfare as the U.S.
spokesperson for Korean adoption during the 1988 Seoul Olympic Games. Susan
was appointed to the President’s Advisory Commission on Asian Americans
and Pacific Islanders and has advised former First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton
on public policy regarding adoption and foster care. A nationally recognized
presenter on international adoption, Susan currently serves on the Advisory
Committee on Voluntary Foreign Aid for the U.S. Agency for International
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