BBC Sounds host Beatriz de la Pava talks to Janine Vance born in South Korea. A trip to South Korea in 2004 to an event marking 50 years of intercountry adoption caused her to think more deeply about her heritage. She found out that while most adoptees had been told they were orphans, this wasn’t the case, and parents were looking for them.
A Remarkable Encounter of Investigation, Advocacy, and Shared Identity In 2013, amidst the peak of her esteemed career as the host of Our America on the Oprah Winfrey Network, special correspondent of CNN, and former co-host of “The View,” the renowned journalist Lisa Ling graced the stage at Green River Community College in Auburn, Washington. Jenette graduated from Green River … Read More
“I recently attended the Adoption Trafficking Awareness Symposium organized by Jenette and Janine and I thought it was very powerful to hear the different stories, experiences, and perspectives from adoptees (transracial and domestic) as well as birth parents. I think bringing together everyone who is affected by the adoption process was eye-opening and a testament to coming together as a … Read More
Author Kathryn Joyce Shedding Light on Adoption Injustices: In a heartwarming encounter, the Vance Twins, founders of Adoption Truth and Transparency Worldwide Information Network, recently met with Kathryn Joyce, renowned author of “The Child Catchers” and an investigative journalist. The meeting, held at the Vance Twins’ best friend’s restaurant, Indochine, in Tacoma, provided a platform to discuss the challenges faced … Read More