Humanitarian consideration case

After we landed in the land of fairy tales, my escort left me to an unknown American woman who took me to a room full of adults. Taking the babies, they were crying, laughing, talking aloud, and showing their new babies to each other. That's what my amother compared to giving birth because these women "were exactly like women giving birth to their babies" and she (my amother) also felt the pain of childbirth when she saw me.

After all new parents were gone, my amother and I waited a long time for my afather in front of a bar. When my afather finally appeared, he seemed very nervous while talking to my amother. She took my hand and started running so fast that I had difficulty to follow her...

My amother often explained to me what really happened the day of my arrival. The US immigration wanted to return me to Korea because my entrance there was found to be illegal. My afather told her: "Take the little one and run! Run fast!" She added proudly that he had managed to obtain another visa for me.

Even if I heard about my arrival day a dozens of times, I realized what really happened only after reading the papers again after my amother's death.

I was sent to USA with a visum for the purpose of adoption which was no longer valid the day of my arrival.

The US immigration issued another visa for humanitarian consideration case.

When I was sent to my adopters, they had been living in USA for 5 years, but they were not US citizens. However, when they filled the adoption application form (Feb 5th 1975), they wrote they were US-citizens. It means they lied about their citizenship!

The social worker of Holt adoption program sent them a letter (Feb. 24th, 1975): "We are pleased to inform you that we have reviewed your adoption application and are referring it on to your local social service for further study."

But, I can't believe they have actually reviewed the adoption application.

I was allowed to stay in the USA for one year for humanitarian consideration (probably because adoption is so wonderful). This is the reason why my owners moved back to their birth-country with me six months after my arrival.

I believe Holt didn't even realize that their customers left the country with their sold product before finalizing my adoption. I wonder if they even questioned when my owners wrote them to get the HI Families Magazine delivered to Canada instead of USA.

What human beings can send a child to two complete strangers living in a country where they are not citizens?

What does the expression "humanitarian consideration" really mean?


Unclear meaning

At first, I read "humanitairan consideration" as being a formal legal excuse to try a human experiment.  (As in, "I'm going to try to take these children from this area and relocate them to another area, and see if we can do a much better job than those people.")

What I found, when googling the term, is a pdf written in 2003 describing The United Nations Compensation Commission (UNCC).  You might find it interesting that this report reflects work done by the UN Security Council during the 1990-1991 Iraq invasion and Kuait occupation.  Considering America's time spent in Korea, [See for details....],  I wonder if there is indeed a connection to the term "humanitarian considerations" and the following:$File/irrc_851_Wooldridge_Olufemi.pdf

“The Commission is not a court or an arbitral tribunal before which the

parties appear; it is a political organ that performs an essentially factfinding

function of examining claims, verifying their validity, evaluating

losses, assessing payments and resolving disputed claims. It is only in this

last respect that a quasi-judicial function may be involved”.

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