Sisters separated 40 years ago in Korea reunited working in same US hospital

This article has been going around adoptee circles. Media likes to portray these “twins/siblings separated at birth and reunited” stories as heart-warming, but I find them heart-wrenching. It’s so sad that the families were torn apart in the first place. The heart-warming angle feels ignorant and superficial; you have to think deeper about what the separation says about the politics of adoption and family preservation.

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/oct/12/sisters-separated-40-years-ago-in-korea-reunited-working-in-same-us-hospital?channel=us

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