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SPECIAL ADVANCE COPY: In this contemporary tale detailing a two-week trip that explores intercountry adoption from South Korea, twin sisters naively travel to their birth city of Seoul in search of their Korean family. Little incidents along the way serve as a catalyst which leads them into a worldwide modern-day adoptee-rights movement seeking truth and transparency.If yo SPECIAL ADVANCE COPY: In this contemporary tale detailing a two-week trip that explores intercountry adoption from South Korea, twin sisters naively travel to their birth city of Seoul in search of their Korean family. Little incidents along the way serve as a catalyst which leads them into a worldwide modern-day adoptee-rights movement seeking truth and transparency.If you have ever thought about looking for your birth family or simply curious about adoption, grab this book and gain insight into what happened to other adoptees as they travel back to their motherland to look for long lost relatives during their trip to Seoul, South Korea. Gain the insight you need before you make the search on your own. Imagine believing you were "found on a street corner," only to discover as an adult everything you were told about your origin was a lie. What if you were told you were abandoned but later learned that it was not uncommon for adoption agencies to routinely label and process children as if orphaned under the guise of charity to fill the global evangelical demand? There are more than two-hundred thousand Korean-born adoptees and the child market has spread to every continent. Pick up this must-read book and live vicariously through the Vance Twins on this adventure of a lifetime.


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SPECIAL ADVANCE COPY: In this contemporary tale detailing a two-week trip that explores intercountry adoption from South Korea, twin sisters naively travel to their birth city of Seoul in search of their Korean family. Little incidents along the way serve as a catalyst which leads them into a worldwide modern-day adoptee-rights movement seeking truth and transparency.If yo SPECIAL ADVANCE COPY: In this contemporary tale detailing a two-week trip that explores intercountry adoption from South Korea, twin sisters naively travel to their birth city of Seoul in search of their Korean family. Little incidents along the way serve as a catalyst which leads them into a worldwide modern-day adoptee-rights movement seeking truth and transparency.If you have ever thought about looking for your birth family or simply curious about adoption, grab this book and gain insight into what happened to other adoptees as they travel back to their motherland to look for long lost relatives during their trip to Seoul, South Korea. Gain the insight you need before you make the search on your own. Imagine believing you were "found on a street corner," only to discover as an adult everything you were told about your origin was a lie. What if you were told you were abandoned but later learned that it was not uncommon for adoption agencies to routinely label and process children as if orphaned under the guise of charity to fill the global evangelical demand? There are more than two-hundred thousand Korean-born adoptees and the child market has spread to every continent. Pick up this must-read book and live vicariously through the Vance Twins on this adventure of a lifetime.

30 review for The Search for Mother Missing: A Peek Inside International Adoption (Limited-Edition Book 1)

  1. 5 out of 5

    Niraj Timila

    It's very fascinating book . Must read book for all book lovers this book shows the love of the mother and search for mother with the great tale It's very fascinating book . Must read book for all book lovers this book shows the love of the mother and search for mother with the great tale

  2. 4 out of 5

    Rubel

    Great book its represent the condition of modern world. Twins found in a box make me cry I love this book.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Ugadi Si

    I love this book a lot, it will help to improve thinking about caring the child. Thanks.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Alice Serena

    I love it the articles are great.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Rong Donu

    I love this book so much. It is a beautifut twins baby story book. People will be happy by reading this book. All should read this book. Thank you.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Dee

    The Search for Mother Missing is a beautiful story about twin sisters Janine and Jenette who embark on a trip to their native land South Korea. This convention held for adoptees allows for adoptees to connect and for some search for their birth parents. As Jenette uses her huge bulky camera to document the trip she spots out every set of twins who attended the events. Janine accidentally learns of the unspoken yet known dark side of adoption. As the sisters try to obtain their own records they a The Search for Mother Missing is a beautiful story about twin sisters Janine and Jenette who embark on a trip to their native land South Korea. This convention held for adoptees allows for adoptees to connect and for some search for their birth parents. As Jenette uses her huge bulky camera to document the trip she spots out every set of twins who attended the events. Janine accidentally learns of the unspoken yet known dark side of adoption. As the sisters try to obtain their own records they are treated poorly and given next to no information. Janine does a wonderful job at a steady pace bringing you through her journey of this trip. I especially enjoyed when Janine flirts with the Ostrich haha. More needs to be shared in all the sides of adoption locally and internationally. People need to be aware. Mothers need options, Truth needs to shown with a spot light. I found this book to be fascinating.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Emerson

    The Search for Mother Missing is an impactful, thought-provoking, frustrating, and interesting read. Author Janine Vance reflects on her own journey as an adoptee focusing on a trip she and her sister made to Korea in search of answers. Her story brings light to the complicated world of people who have been adopted from struggles with identity, difficult family discussions, and being denied access to your own history. Janine does a wonderful job of just telling her own story and offering insight The Search for Mother Missing is an impactful, thought-provoking, frustrating, and interesting read. Author Janine Vance reflects on her own journey as an adoptee focusing on a trip she and her sister made to Korea in search of answers. Her story brings light to the complicated world of people who have been adopted from struggles with identity, difficult family discussions, and being denied access to your own history. Janine does a wonderful job of just telling her own story and offering insightful reflections. Reading this book is enlightening but it is also emotional and frustrating as you feel for Janine. It was interesting going into this book because I have friends who were adopted as well as some understanding of the foster care system and have always been interested in the complicated nature of adoption. I think that this book is an important read. Janine’s story is a common one and shines a light on real issues. I would definitely recommend this book.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Jan Anderegg

    A Beautiful and Enlightening Journey Although I was not adopted, I have seen first hand through close family what a flawed blessing the process of adoption can be. There is something inside all of us that longs to belong and to know where we came from. I read this story with fascination and a growing sense of dread as these beautiful young women discovered the ugly truth about the adoption process their original agency had used. Eye-opening and horrific to know that families were torn apart fore A Beautiful and Enlightening Journey Although I was not adopted, I have seen first hand through close family what a flawed blessing the process of adoption can be. There is something inside all of us that longs to belong and to know where we came from. I read this story with fascination and a growing sense of dread as these beautiful young women discovered the ugly truth about the adoption process their original agency had used. Eye-opening and horrific to know that families were torn apart forever for the sake of lining someone’s pockets. While I am thankful for adoptions that do rescue children from terrible situations, I think we have all been duped into believing that children adopted overseas were orphans, or abandoned by parents who couldn’t or wouldn’t care for them. This book is beautifully written. The only thing that would have made it even better would have been if the girls had been able to find their birth parents or at least some legitimate information about the true circumstances of their adoption.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Michael Wells

    Finding truth This is a very insightful and well written book. Follows the struggles of an adoptive from Seoul South Korea. It is very emotional, heartbreaking and that the end a wonderful ending. I highly recommend this book and I think the author did a good job.

  10. 5 out of 5

    MD Arafat

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. One of the best book for my life. I am enjoying this book very much.This book are very interesting and I highly recommend all of you.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Sakhawat Sojib

    This is a good book. I like this. it is a fascinating. Its a story of twins.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Vasili

    Love this book. Fascination story about lost twins. Already read it twice.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Grady

    ‘Keep on going, never stop growing…Don’t ever lose sight of who we really are’ Author Janine Vance earned her PhD in Philosophy and writes screenplays, scripts for documentaries, and has authored highly awarded books on Eastern Philosophy, Metaphysics as well as her special theme of adoption. Her books include - AMERICANIZED ’72, GOING BACK TO ZEN, THE POWER OF ISOLATION, RISE FROM THE DREAD, TWINS FOUND IN A BOX, and this very fine book – THE SEARCH FOR MOTHER MISSING. Providing an excellent res ‘Keep on going, never stop growing…Don’t ever lose sight of who we really are’ Author Janine Vance earned her PhD in Philosophy and writes screenplays, scripts for documentaries, and has authored highly awarded books on Eastern Philosophy, Metaphysics as well as her special theme of adoption. Her books include - AMERICANIZED ’72, GOING BACK TO ZEN, THE POWER OF ISOLATION, RISE FROM THE DREAD, TWINS FOUND IN A BOX, and this very fine book – THE SEARCH FOR MOTHER MISSING. Providing an excellent resource guide about adoption in general, and international adoption in particular, is reason enough to invest in this book – especially for those considering adoption of a child from another country as well as those who have been adopted as children and have significant questions about philosophy, genetics, legalese and the many other facets of the international adoption system. But what makes this book even more of a treasure is the manner in which Janine Vance relates her personal (and that of her twin sister) experience. In the opening pages Janine outlines many of her themes as she prepares her travel mission – ‘Only two weeks from now, my twin sister and I will be in Seoul, South Korea! As a stay-at-home mother of two and a caregiver to my disabled father, the upcoming trip is a rare opportunity to shift my attention to me….Because I am of Korean ethnicity, most fellow Americans might think that I am not a real American citizen. But I am. I haven’t even explored my Korean roots, and I’m already thirty-two years old! I come from a white all-American family, so I’ve never identified myself as a real Korean…’ That degree of refreshing reality with which the author accompanies us on this journey of exploring the many facets of international adoption makes this book revelatory as well as inspiring. Few other authors have been able to allow access into the perplexities of adoption while providing a tender, memoiresque story. The multiple honors bestowed on Janine Vance are well deserved. This book is especially important to read at this time of racism of many variations. Very highly recommended.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Kapil Nirwan

    It's a good, fascinating and twins story book. I love the story. This book was very well written. I would highly recommend this book to everyone. It's a good, fascinating and twins story book. I love the story. This book was very well written. I would highly recommend this book to everyone.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Emily Kessler

    I appreciated the way the Janine Vance drew me into her story, sharing the journey of her life as a transracial, international adoptee. Pieces of her story are heart-wrenching, and the injustice of others' actions to her as an adoptee are infuriating. I am glad to have read this book, and am challenged to ask harder questions about the adoption industry. While I enjoyed the writing and the subject matter, the editing of this book left a good bit to be desired. Misplaced commas that disrupted the I appreciated the way the Janine Vance drew me into her story, sharing the journey of her life as a transracial, international adoptee. Pieces of her story are heart-wrenching, and the injustice of others' actions to her as an adoptee are infuriating. I am glad to have read this book, and am challenged to ask harder questions about the adoption industry. While I enjoyed the writing and the subject matter, the editing of this book left a good bit to be desired. Misplaced commas that disrupted the flow of the narrative, as well as incongruent pieces of information mixed into odd places throughout the book, took focus from the author's words.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Authormarvinmason

    Enthralling and Heartbreaking Not to trivialize this search for natural mothers, but this story wrapped me up within the first chapter and I was ready to take the journey with Janine Vance and her twin sister through the South Korean adoption system. Heartbreaking, but riveting story telling. You will root for the decisions both individual sisters make.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Saazzad

    The book is really awesome.. Actually I love to read this kind of books. The love for mother's twin sisters was very much affectionate.The book is very much fascinating.. I love this book so much..The author did a great work on this book.. The book is really awesome.. Actually I love to read this kind of books. The love for mother's twin sisters was very much affectionate.The book is very much fascinating.. I love this book so much..The author did a great work on this book..

  18. 5 out of 5

    Dwee Andrea Nugraha

    Great book to read. The story is very complex, Thrilling, Romance, and affection of Family, they are all already inside in this book. Trully good and inspiring book !.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Nancy Marandi

    Nice book, i love it, it has a great concept about our twins, really usefull thanks to the author.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Rafi Asadujjaman

    I read this book and think this is a fantastic group for twins thank you.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Samor

    It's an interesting book to read, thanks to the author's effort in collecting facts and information for this book. Thank you. It's an interesting book to read, thanks to the author's effort in collecting facts and information for this book. Thank you.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Booksdown

    This highly readable and enjoyable book took me deep into the heart and mind of the author and her sister during a tense and bittersweet time of her life. Janine Vance set out to search for her birth parents, and her memoir reveals with unflinching detail the twists and turns of the journey: the uncertainty, the possibilities, the rejection, the relief, the loss, the tears of joy, the flashes of anger, and the happy surprises. Although I’m not an adoptee, I related strongly to her dramatic story This highly readable and enjoyable book took me deep into the heart and mind of the author and her sister during a tense and bittersweet time of her life. Janine Vance set out to search for her birth parents, and her memoir reveals with unflinching detail the twists and turns of the journey: the uncertainty, the possibilities, the rejection, the relief, the loss, the tears of joy, the flashes of anger, and the happy surprises. Although I’m not an adoptee, I related strongly to her dramatic story. As the author discovered, there is no instruction manual for such a search, and much of what she learned was by trial and error. A very enjoyable, often emotional, read. I recommend giving it a go.

  23. 5 out of 5

    Pegboard

    The Search for Mother Missing: A Peek Inside International Adoption by Janine Vance begins with a tear-jerking forward from her adopted father; though in his heart adoption is not a barrier to his true love for his girls. The story behind Janine's adoption brings to light flaws within adoption institutes and the push to send children abroad. I could not help but cry as I read The Search for Mother Missing. Janine Vance tells her story with a spirit of honesty and meekness, but the undercurrent of The Search for Mother Missing: A Peek Inside International Adoption by Janine Vance begins with a tear-jerking forward from her adopted father; though in his heart adoption is not a barrier to his true love for his girls. The story behind Janine's adoption brings to light flaws within adoption institutes and the push to send children abroad. I could not help but cry as I read The Search for Mother Missing. Janine Vance tells her story with a spirit of honesty and meekness, but the undercurrent of emotions is evident as she tells her tale. Deciding to look for her birth mother takes a toll on everyone in the family. Fear and uncertainty take hold and makes her question the quest she and her sister are embarking on. I highly recommend this book for its knowledge of adoptions and their impact on families.

  24. 4 out of 5

    Alicia Geromel

    I thought I would be bored Which just goes to show Don't judge a book just because somebody wanted you to read it. I was extremely surprised! I learned a lot. You will too if you read this book As an adoptive mother of our foster child i.did not know.whattothers have gone through. However, I know that we weren't given sufficient information to avoid making some really bad moves with this little girl who had been through so much in her birth family. Luckily, we all survived. I also wonder if 1 of I thought I would be bored Which just goes to show Don't judge a book just because somebody wanted you to read it. I was extremely surprised! I learned a lot. You will too if you read this book As an adoptive mother of our foster child i.did not know.whattothers have gone through. However, I know that we weren't given sufficient information to avoid making some really bad moves with this little girl who had been through so much in her birth family. Luckily, we all survived. I also wonder if 1 of the reasons that abortion is protected so much in this country isn't to promote lucrative foreign adoptions. Adoption of the perfect family is also something everybody needs to avoid. Christianity teaches that all human beings are flawed and have their warps. Therefore we all must be both wary and charitable In this business of adoption.

  25. 4 out of 5

    Rayan Rahman

    This is really a good book for twins I love this book it's fantastic thank you. This is really a good book for twins I love this book it's fantastic thank you.

  26. 4 out of 5

    Maya Hossen

    One of the most emotional book I have ever read. A story can be there that way that be on my imagination well effort on writing keep it up.

  27. 5 out of 5

    Ar Faisal

    This is very nice book. just complete it now.

  28. 4 out of 5

    Megyn Rimes

    A Fascinating biographical story of the heroines, adoptees from South Korea, twin sisters Vance, and their quest for the truth behind their dubious adoption story. A gripping two week root travel of personal exploration with shocking, yet poignant and sincere, revelations of the truth behind the industry… A must read for everyone caring about international human rights.

  29. 4 out of 5

    Duke Bane

    Love the book, very fascinating especially the twins

  30. 4 out of 5

    Janalyn Prude

    When Jeanette and Janine, twin sisters from sole, south Korea go to the international convention For adoption. Jeanine is nervous, while Jeanette is a social butterfly making friends and meeting people. Their adopted American dad loves them as if they were his biological children. So their search is it to fulfill a paternal longing, but a cultural curiosity. They want to know about the people that come from and the international adoption convention is the first step. This is a truly uplifting, i When Jeanette and Janine, twin sisters from sole, south Korea go to the international convention For adoption. Jeanine is nervous, while Jeanette is a social butterfly making friends and meeting people. Their adopted American dad loves them as if they were his biological children. So their search is it to fulfill a paternal longing, but a cultural curiosity. They want to know about the people that come from and the international adoption convention is the first step. This is a truly uplifting, inspirational book. I know people say that but in this case it is totally true. Janine is totally lovable and her writing style is so comfortable. You really do not want to put the book down. They heard they were found in a box on a street corner and soul, will they find out the truth or do they know the truth already. You really do need a Kleenex warning you will need them for happy and sad tears, but just know the book is so worth reading.

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