I Wish for You a Beautiful Life: Letters from the Korean Birth Mothers of Ae Ran Won to Their Children

by Sara Dorow (Editor)

Hardcover, 1999



A unique opportunity to hear Korean birth mothers' voices.

I consider it an honor to be associated with this important book, unique because it invites the reader to hear and understand the voices of Korean women who have made the difficult decision to place their children for adoption. These letters are both heart-wrenching and hopeful. In editing this collection, I wanted to be mindful of the similarities of birth mother experiences across time and place, but also respectful of the unique context of Korea and of individual birth mothers. But most of all, I wanted the letters to speak for themselves--for adoptive parents and mature adoptees to be able to interact openly and thoughtfully with them. I hope that in the end this collection is both challenging and helpful.

This item was purchased with a Library Services and Technology Act grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services through the Library Services and Technology Act, administered by the State Library of Oregon. Institute of Museum and Library Services: http://www.imls.gov


Yeong & Yeong (1999), Edition: 1st, 135 pages


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135 p.; 9.5 inches


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