Learn How to Write Over The Weekend

Welcome to Our Weekend Retreat… Escape to the tranquility of our newly remodeled farmhouse on 13 acres of pristine countryside in Graham, Washington. Picture yourself surrounded by the soothing sounds of a babbling creek in the backyard and the enchanting whispers of an ancient forest just beyond. Inspiration Meets Rejuvenation. Join us for a getaway with a purpose, where creativity … Read More

Twins Found in a Box, Adapting to Adoption by Janine Vance

Twins Found In A Box: Adapting to Adoption by Janine Vance, Story of the Vance Twins

Twins Found in a Box: Adapting to Adoption takes readers on a journey through the ’70s to the ’90s while Janine and her twin come of age after their adoptive father’s traumatic brain injury prompted by his tragic 100-foot fall while hang gliding. Filled with social and cultural commentaries, the book explores the conflict of recovering from a family accident … Read More

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

Embracing Progress and Equality: The Renegade Vance Twins in Adoption Truth and Transparency Worldwide Information Network

Jenette and Janine Vance Twins: Writing Sabbaticals & Reiki Retreats for Busy Entrepreneurs & Business Owners

In 2011, the Vance Twins spearheaded the establishment of the Adoption Truth and Transparency Worldwide Information Network. This is a vibrant community of domestic, late-discovery, transracial, and internationally adopted individuals, along with families separated by adoption from all corners of the globe. This unique activist organization has revolutionized the dialogue surrounding adoption, shifting the focus from profit-driven interests to the … Read More

왜, 어떻게 우리가 사회정의를 외치기 시작했나 – 당신도 할 수 있다. 글쓴이: 밴스 쌍둥이. 전문 기고가.

Jenette and Janine Vance Twins: Writing Sabbaticals & Reiki Retreats for Busy Entrepreneurs & Business Owners

왜, 어떻게 우리가 사회정의를 외치기 시작했나 – 당신도 할 수 있다. 글쓴이: 밴스 쌍둥이. 전문 기고가. 안녕하세요. 이 글은 독자들에게 저와 제 동생이 싸워야 했던 개인적인 도전에 대해 소개하기 위해 쓴 것입니다. 우리 자매는 70년대 한국의 ‘길거리에서’ 미아로 발견됐다고 들었습니다. 입양 기관에서는 ‘고아 증명서’까지 만들어 서류를 첨부했기 때문에 우리는 미국 살던 내내 그것을 사실로 받아들일 수 밖에 없었죠. 다른 많은 … 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 Red Carpet Author Celebration

Janine's Author Party (Vance Twins Event)

Janine introduces her books at her Red Carpet Author event in Seattle, Washington. Northwest Asian Weekly covers the event hosted by Asian Adult Adoptees of Washington. Would you like help with retelling your story? or did you publish your book, and would you like the Vance Twins to host your author celebration? It is your turn now.