International adoption rules don't make it easy for adoptees and their biological families to search for one another. But many Korean adoptees are going abroad to find their birth families and build new ties.
Ella Purkiss will be sworn in as a US citizen next week. Advocates say as many as 15,000 people who were adopted from abroad but never naturalized are waiting for legislation that would give them the chance to get documented too.
Thaisi Da Silva left Brazil for the U.S. with her adoptive parents at the age of 4. Since then, she's returned twice to try to reconnect with her birth mother. But her journey has been more about finding peace for her adoptive mother than for herself.
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