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Travelers Aid Immigrant Service celebrated the 10th Anniversary


Daily Herald (Chicago IL)

IT WAS A SPECIAL DAy for a number of Arlington 'children who were born in another country and adopted by loving parents in America, many in the Northwest suburbs.

Travelers Aid Immigrant Service celebrated the 10th Anniversary of their Korean Adoption program the Sunday before last and more than 200 children and family members turned out at a Des Plaines park.

Since the program began, more than 280 children have been adopted through Travelers Aid and an orphanage in Seoul, Korea. Two families from Arlington that are part of this special group are Carol and Don Jernberg and Michael and Kathleen Sebastian. The Jernbergs helped organize the day and the Sebastians, with their three children, Christine, Matthew and Leah, attended. They were treated to presentations of different Korean customs such as dress, song and cooking and listened to representatives.from the orphanage as they watched slides, of the home in Seoul that sheltered their children before they came to America.

A nice way to celebrate Travelers Aid's great work and for the parents and children to know the customs and traditions of Korea.

1985 Apr 25