Peter Møller, attorney and co-head of the Danish Korean Rights Group, holds documents at the Truth and Reconciliation Commission in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2022.

Danish Korean adoptees seek truth about their adoption circumstances


“We have reason to suspect that a lot of the information about us, at least the information we know, is incorrect,” said Peter Knudsen, who is one of 50 cosigners on an application filed to South Korea’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission last week to clarify their origins.

Kim Ju-won (left) and Park Sun-min (right) say same-sex couples are excluded from incentives to start families. 

South Korea’s baby boost for married couples excludes nontraditional families

Lifestyle & Belief
Dictator Francisco Franco stands in military apparel next to his wife at an event.

From Franco’s ‘stolen babies’ to Nazi Germany, social services have a dark past — it’s time for a global reckoning

Conflict & Justice
Outside Holnicote House children’s home in the UK

Thousands of mixed-race British babies were born in World War II — and adoption by their black American fathers was blocked

A woman's pregnant silhouette

The US adoption system discriminates against darker-skinned children

Four black and white photos of a Korean baby in a row, with a file folder above.

30 years later, this Korean adoptee finds ‘home’ again

Shawyn Lee was adopted from South Korea into a white, midwestern American family. Three decades later, she touched down in Seoul again for the first time, exploring her heritage as a queer, Korean adoptee.

A black and white photo of a large family

For many, international adoption isn’t just a new family. It’s the loss of another life.

Here is what I know: I am culturally American. I am racially Asian. I came to the US when I was just over six months old, and a couple years later I was naturalized as an American citizen. But when I traveled back to South Korea for the first time, I realized how much of my heritage had been left behind.

Donald Trump Jr. stands profile in the background watch his father exit the stage left.

Trump dictated his son’s statement on the Russia talks

Global Politics

President Donald Trump personally dictated a misleading statement in which his son Donald Trump Jr. said a meeting with a Russian lawyer during the 2016 election was focused on adoptions.

White House senior adviser Jared Kushner in the East Room at the White House, June 22, 2017.

Jared Kushner says he met with Russians four times but denies collusion

Global Politics

Senior White House adviser Jared Kushner on Monday said he had four contacts with Russian officials but denied any collusion to help his father-in-law Donald Trump win the presidency.

Ayesha and Marco D'Souza with their daughter Tenaya

This Mumbai couple waited to adopt a daughter: ‘We just wanted a girl’


When Ayesha and Marco D’Souza started the adoption process, they knew some baby girls in India were not even allowed to be born because of sex selection. And they know that some view girls as a burden. Still, they weren’t choosing a girl out of charity, they say. They just wanted a daughter.