Family | Tens of thousands of pre-1983 adoptees have uncertain legal status
by Julia A. Seymour
Posted 7/24/20, 01:47 pm
At 7 months old, adoptee Joy Kim-Alessi came to the United States on a plane full of Korean babies. Raised in California, she always believed she was an American. It wasn’t until she tried to get a passport at age 25 that she learned she did not have citizenship. She has compared the trauma of that moment to a car crash.