Chief Petty Officer and Mrs. Edward Steinsiek
enjoy sit with their adopted children (from left) Rodney, 6 months;
Frank, 3, and Tina, 1, at their home in Chinhae, Korea. They are
one of five U.S. Navy families there who have adopted Korean children
during their tour in the Republic of Korea. Stiensiek is with the
U.S. Naval Advisory Group Det.
Stars and Stripes, Feb. 19, 1962
CHINHAE, Korea (UNC/USK/8A)-Chief Petty Officer
and Mrs. Edward Steinsiek have an international family of two Korean
orphans and an American youngster they adopted. The Steinsieks
are one of five U.S. Navy families who have adopted Korean orphans
during their tour in this southern Republic of Korea seaport.
Steinsiek, a member of the U.S. Naval Advisory
Group Det. In Chinhae, has extended his tour twice since arriving
in November, 1959. The Navy couple came here with their eldest
son, Frank,3, whom they adopted in San Diego, Cal. One year later,
they found Tina, now a year old, at the Children's Charity Hospital
in Pusan, and adopted her.
Their latest family member is 6 month old Rodney,
who was in the Chinhae Babies Home. "We wanted to adopt another
Korean chold but the U.S. orphan immigration law places a limit
of two Korean orpans per U.S. family," Mrs. Steinsiek says.
The Steinsieks find no difference between the
members of their international family. "They are all our kids,"
the Navy chief said, "and we are going to help them become good
The family is scheduled to leave Korea this summer
for the U.S.