My name is Orphan. My father planted the seed of love in my Korean mother but regretted it. When I turned four, she handed me to an orphanage that sent children to America, with my photo, birth certificate, and her note: “Son, your father was a great man doing great things for Koreans, but I can’t keep you. Please forgive me…”
Returned and Reborn: A Tale of a Korean Orphan Boy is a man’s journey of self-discovery; from a nameless boy whose American adoptive parents used him and other “adopted” boys as free labourers, to a man of purpose and goals after returning to his birth nation. He reunites with his mom—a former student of the college his priest father had founded and served as dean—who is now dying from toxic chemicals the U.S. Military disposed of in the Korean waterways. Following a tragic accident, he accepts a divine invitation.