Minnesota man Jon Huston, left, was connected via webcam to his birth mother in Korea. She gave him up for adoption when he was 6 because she was too poor to take care of him.(ABC News)
"The search for his birth mother took a Minnesota man more than 6,000 miles to Korea, where he was given up for adoption 37 years ago (2008). Jon Huston never imagined he'd find his way back to Korea.
"I was very nervous," he said. "I didn't know what was going to happen. It was the most nerve-racking thing to know if I would be accepted or rejected."
Huston's birth father was an American soldier who met his birth mother in Korea while stationed there. He died in combat in Vietnam. Huston's birth mother couldn't raise him on her own, so she gave him up for adoption when he was 6. Huston was adopted by a family in Buffalo, Minn. He's one of more than 20,000 (correct number) Korean adoptees living in Minnesota."
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ABC News story on Jon Huston (2008)
Jon point to the photo of last visit, asking about relatives.
In 2008, after Jon had spoken on Webcam to her on live Korean TV, the KBS investigators saw Jon's photo hanging on the wall. This was conclusive proof that their story was confirmed.
|Jon Huston, his Korean mother, Nancy Chae-Bell, and the Korean War Baby.|
|Eating Dok Soup, Sticky-rice tubes sliced into oblong pieces with Seaweed.|
Later on in the day, Jon treated us to Korean Beef top sirloin. It was absolutely delicious!!!
Jon Huston has started a website "Korean Bridge.org" especially for Korean Adoptees who have reunited with Birth Family. Watch for it and add your own story if you have been reunited, or are thinking of Searching.
This site is just starting so visit often and give suggestions by emailing them.
The Korean War Baby.