Seoul Story is a bilingual (English and Korean) children’s book, and loosely based autobiographical sketch of the author’s adoption from South Korea to the United States in 1970. The story introduces to children, parents and even teachers about a multicultural, transracial adoption. The book is unique in that it includes authentic photos from her time at the orphanage and is laid out in a photo album format. Once the child arrives in America, the black and white pages and photos transition to color, to infer a bright new beginning and hopeful life in America. Seoul Story presents an opportunity for anyone to begin an open conversation about adoption, why are children adopted and what makes a family.
Adoptee Author: Susie Lawlor
Publication Year: 2021