Amazing story!! How come we don’t set that up for Korean Adoptees? Hey, out there you younger KADs…help us out and set up something like this. Hello Global Overseas Adoptees’ Link, you guys should be able to expand the Birth Family Search with this idea. I know some folks on staff at GOA’L
(CNN) -- In 1987, an anguished, trembling Joy White pleaded for someone to help her find her infant daughter. "I hope she's all right," the heartbroken mother told reporters at the time before collapsing in tears. Now, 23 years later, White is crying tears of joy as the decades-long mystery of her missing daughter reached a happy ending.
The saga started on August 4, 1987, when White took her sick baby, Carlina, to a Harlem hospital because of an extremely high fever, a New York police official said. Carlina was admitted in the hospital and White went home to rest. When the mother returned, Carlina was gone.
For her part, Carlina Renae White, had nursed a nagging feeling that she was raised by a family she did not belong to, said Ernie Allen from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.
Raised under a different name, Carlina grew suspicious when the woman who raised her could not provide her with a birth certificate.
So she scoured the Internet for answers, stumbling on the website of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. There, she came across an item about a baby girl who had been taken from a New York hospital…
The KWB notes:
CNN Live in Seoul, based in Hong Kong, said Carlina actually saw her baby picture on the website of National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. Korea has similar national websites HOWEVER, I don’t think all KADs are listed.
Perhaps the Birth Family Search folks at GOA’L could help us out, send the best way for KADs to sign up to list their data on the website. A cable channel also has like the “milk carton” Photos and short info on those who sign up. Please check the GOA’L website cause HEY FOLKS, the Korean War Baby IS WILLING to work with them, even if they won’t give him the time of day. Tell ‘em the Korean War Baby sent you. heh heh.