Christian nationalists are painfully aware of the popularity of trans-racial adoption in Evangelical circles. As children of different races have different loyalties, obligations, temperaments and abilities, it is most unjust to place children into families of racial aliens. This practice seriously hinders the Christian in his duty to live in distinct, ethnic communities as ordained by God. Because trans-racial adoption can be sold in Christian garb, and because it can cause such permanent damage, it has become one of the choice weapons of the globalists who seek to destroy the Church.
While I have always been opposed to the practice, I have never investigated its history. A recent article from Christianity Today provides some very interesting details about the origins of trans-racial adoption.
The first foreign, non-white children brought to America to be adopted by white Christian families were from Korea. They were not, however, pure Koreans. Rather they were the offspring of white American GI’s stationed in Korea and native prostitutes:
“At that time, GI babies born between Korean women and American servicemen faced a triple stigma: they were deemed fatherless and racially ‘impure’ children of prostitutes. Many Korean mothers tried to hide the mixed-race children as long as possible, but some abandoned their children…
[S]ince many mixed-race children were born in the US-occupied camp towns rife with prostitution, many Koreans shamed and shunned them and their mothers. Although prostitution was illegal in South Korea, the US military government permitted it around military bases. The Korean government also condoned prostitution, as it saw an opportunity to pick up foreign currency. In this situation, mixed-race children were collateral damage. American fathers abandoned their mixed-race children, and without a father, the Amerasian children were ostracized as fathers had the responsibility of registering the children’s births and providing for them.”
It is perhaps fitting that the origin of trans-racial adoption, today such a threat to white identity, is to be found in the sexual sins of white men. While we certainly never want to minimize personal responsibility for sin, it is appropriate to point out that in this case the US government also bears some responsibility. Stationing troops in foreign countries far from their own wives always brings about sexual immorality, something which governments are aware of. These governments simply care more about conquest than the immortal souls of their soldiers.
The South Korean government supported the adoption of mixed-race children, interestingly for its own “racist” motives. The South Korean President wanted to have a purely Korean state without any white admixture, and he was glad to be rid of half-breeds.
“South Korea’s President Syngman Rhee championed the transnational adoption movement…Rhee’s motivation for such support was multifaceted. Ideologically, he campaigned for ilmin juui (one people ideology), an ultranationalism that celebrated the imagined racial homogeneity of Koreans. He also advocated for the reunification of North and South Korea. His emphasis on racial purity, which ostracized mixed-race children, was widespread among Koreans. The children were given the debasing moniker twigi, which meant half-blood.”
In another poetic twist, the wise Korean zeal for racial purity played a role in diluting our own purity. And of course it is hardly justified to claim, as the author does, that the racial homogeneity of Korea is “imagined.” The reality of this homogeneity is confirmed by simply looking at a crowd of Koreans.
While trans-racial adoption initially focused these mixed-race children, the scope was soon broadened.
“From the 1960s, transnational adoption entered a new phase as Korea slowly recovered from the ashes of war. The adoption of mostly mixed-race war orphans was replaced with the adoption of ‘full-blooded’ Asian children born out of wedlock.”
A half-white half-Asian child is probably the least offensive candidate for trans-racial adoption, so it makes sense that this was the particular breed that first made the practice palatable. We then quickly moved on to “full-blooded” Asians and now full-blooded Negroes from Africa.
The article highlights the humanitarian motives and paternalistic hopes of the parents who practiced trans-racial adoption in the early days.
“American rhetoric concerning Korean children was at times tinged with paternalism. World Vision’s newsletter referenced generous Americans saving fortunate Korean children and providing them with warm food and clothing. It predicted that the older children would soon ‘forget their life in Korea’ and would have only ‘memories of kind parents whose hearts were big enough to take them in.’ Adoptive parents generally assumed that life in America would be automatically better for the children even if that meant uprooting them from their own country and cultural heritage.”
Buried near the end of the article, however, is a fascinating paragraph about the long-term fate of the adopted children.
“Recently, adult adoptees who were adopted around the time of the Korean War have started to produce adoption narratives in creative forms such as films, documentaries, poems, and novels. These adoptees, who were usually the subject of discussion, began to write their own narratives. Their stories are often layered with experiences of abandonment, identity crisis, and longing for their cultural roots. One adoptee, during her interview, expressed that she never related to her adoptive mother because she was ‘always wondering what my biological mother was like, and what she looked like, and how I was like her.’ When she was seeking therapy in college, she realized how deep her wounds were for from being abandoned by her biological mother.”
While I have not thoroughly studied these narratives, I believe it is significant that in an article meant to paint trans-racial adoption in a positive light, the author only mentions negative experiences of the adoptees. Apparently the author was unable to find any adoptees who have happily embraced a white American identity and are full of unadulterated gratitude for their white saviors.
May God grant all children of the world the opportunity to be raised by loving families of the same blood as themselves.