The Adoptee Experience - Inside/Outside

A Korean adoptee talks to several others, getting their views on coming of age, dating, and more.

When I was in sixth grade, a girl I knew accosted me in the stairwell, staring up at something on my face. I asked her what she was looking at. "Don't you know?" she said. "It's your nose!" I stared at her uncomprehendingly. "Your nose! It's flat right here!" She rubbed her own nose bridge with her fingers. "See how mine has a bump? Yours doesn't." I felt the same place on my nose. She was right: Where she had ...

30 years later: A special report on the Korean adoptee experience


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