Janine Myung Ja
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About Janine Myung Ja
International multi-award-winning recipient and gold-medalist author Rev. Dr. Janine Myung Ja, Philosophy, has written numerous books in the genres of memoir, anthology, history, politics, and self-help. Janine has been interviewed in newspapers, television, and radio from Seattle, Washington in the United States to Seoul, South Korea, including BBC Radio, Huffington Post, Northwest Afternoon, Northwest Asian Weekly, Dong-A Ilbo, and Chosun.
Janine is the pioneering curator of an anthology titled "Adoptionland: From Orphans to Activists," spotlighting the experiences of adult adoptees from Europe, America, Asia, and Africa. She then researched and wrote an investigational book on the history of adoption, unveiling the tactics used to obtain children for adoption. She shares personal experiences in two memoirs, one that focuses on her childhood experience and the other on her search for her birth family with her twin titled "The Search for Mother Missing."
Janine has been examining adoption since the death of her adoptive mother in 1997. Her work also includes an anthology of diverse yet unified Korean adoptee voices and an empowering book that recognizes the inherent human rights all people should have--including adopted people who are deprived of their roots caused by the permanent separation involved because of adoption.
Between 1984 -2021, Janine provided full-time care for her adoptive father, a former aerospace engineer, after a traumatic brain injury from a hang-gliding accident impacted his speech, sight, balance, and fine and gross motor control skills. Vance's simple suggestions on coping with life's surprises can be found in an encouraging book condensed from her experiences after more than thirty years of caregiving experience. firstname.lastname@example.org for interviews on her personal story.
Rev. Dr. Janine Myung Ja is a proponent of the human-rights based investigational agency, Against Child Trafficking (ACT), Europe. As a director of ACT in the USA, Janine launched the first Adoption Trafficking Awareness Symposium which brought attention to the intersection between child trafficking and international adoption. As a writing consultant, her professional mission is to contribute to protecting local and global families from exploitation with information that gives a bird’s-eye view, a deep-dive into the history of the practice, and also considers the adopted child into their elder years, families separated by adoption and parent of loss. Janine accepts written interviews at email@example.com.
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I was raised in an all-American family that went from normal to paranormal. My dad’s hang gliding accident led us through growing pains, eventually forcing us to examine the religious beliefs we were raised in to “out of the box.” My dad’s traumatic brain injury of 1984, its aftermath, his devout search for “why bad things happen to good people,” his study of the Bible cover-to-cover thirty-four times, to being invited by the pastor to leave the church, and ultimately his spiritual expansion to Eastern Philosophy influenced me to be who I am today. I have returned to my philosophical roots of Taoism and other gentle belief systems that respect the way of nature—and see God as an energy that flows in and around all of us. This childhood story demonstrates why and how some families decide to leave organized religion. This is our all-American Generation X Coming-of-Age (& Identity) childhood adoption story.
Adoption is exploitation because the commodification involved violates the natural, inherent, civil, constitutional, universal, and God-given rights of the individual, which are inborn and innate human rights also recognized and enshrined in several state and international conventions and declarations such as at the United Nations, in the US Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and the Declaration of Independence.
All humans on earth have the potential to develop relationships with their families--but not adopted people. In contrast, adopted people are deprived of equality due to antiquated adoption laws built by the adoption lobby and their devoted customers. No matter how one polishes up the industry, adoption laws are based on the right to adopt—and permanently deprive individuals of what is innately theirs--the right to their biological family tree.
Master Adoption: Claim Your Authentic Power offers adopted people a rare perspective steeped in solidarity rooted in the truth of who we are.