When the topic of Korean orphans or
Korean adoption comes up most people immediately think of the Holts
and the creation of the Holt organization. Actually the Holts did not
get involved in the Korean adoption scene until after the Korean War
Since the orphans that the Holts adopted
were mainly mixed race children many persons thought all Korean orphans
were mixed race. Actually less than one percent of all Korean orphans
or homeless children at the end of the war were of mixed race but given
the cultural attitudes in Korea toward children of mixed blood (still
strong today) these children were doomed to a life of discrimination
and hardship unless they were removed from Korea and adopted by families
in other nations.
Since many of our readers have asked
for information on the Holts we include the following information that
has come into our view.
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