Exclusive BBC Interview: Author Janine Vance Talks Candidly

Author Janine (Vance Twins) interviewed by BBC May 2022

Author Janine (Vance Twins) Talks Honestly to BBC About The Challenges of International Adoption BBC Sounds host Beatriz de la Pava talks to two women born in Colombia and South Korea about trying to fit in and discovering more about their roots: “What’s it like being adopted into a country far away from your birth and into a family that … Read More

Who Are the Vance Twins?

Twins Found in a Box: Adapting to Adoption, Author Janine Vance

Jenette and Janine were claimed to have been abandoned on a South Korean street in 1972. They believed this assertion written in their adoption file for over thirty years. The adoption agency alleged they were infants when they were discovered and, consequently, taken to be processed for overseas adoption. A couple from the United States with two young sons adopted … Read More

HuffPost: Voices of Adoptionland compiled by the Vance Twins

Rev. Dr. Janine Vance’s books are mentioned in Huffington Post: AdoptionLand: From Orphans to Activists is an indispensable contribution to adoption literature, compiled by Janine and Jenette Vance. The essays, poems, and letters in this compilation reflect the thoughts, feelings, the souls of those who inhabit Adoptionland — a place of truth and acceptance for the casualties of the demand … Read More

Vance Twins with Korean Consulates

Meeting Korean Consulates from Seattle to Washington D.C. The Coalition for Truth and Transparency in Adoption (CTTA) was founded with a vision to repeal and replace antiquated, unjust laws rooted in secrecy and shame. We work to meet the urgent need to train and equip advocates and secure funding for successful initiatives nationwide. Janine (Vance) Myung Ja is the International … Read More

CoFounders Adoption Truth & Transparency

Adoption Truth and Transparency Worldwide Information Network. AT.TWIN Co-Founded by the Vance Twins

The Vance Twins are cofounders of Adoption Truth & Transparency Worldwide Information Network (ATTWIN), a social media forum on adoption outside of groups formed and monitored by agencies and adoptive parents, which led to the compilation of a first-of-its-kind anthology (Adoptionland: From Orphans to Activists) to spotlight the voices of adult adoptees from Europe, America, Asia, and Africa. Adoption Truth … Read More

A Journey of Connection and Empowerment: The Vance Twins at CUB 2021 Retreat

CUB Annual Retreat 2021 with the Vance Twins

Twins Find Inspiration and Solidarity at Concerned United BirthParents (CUB) Retreat In the heartwarming city of Marina del Rey, California, the Vance Twins attended the Concerned United Birth Parents (CUB) Retreat. This dynamic duo had the privilege of connecting with mothers from across the United States, all dedicated men and women, along with activists and authors advocating for the fundamental … Read More