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The story so far.

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January 17, 2021

It’s been nearly a year since I first made contact with my birth mother. Communication is very slow. It takes approximately over a month to hear a response to my letters. Over the last few letters I have been pressing my birth mother about finding my birth father. Throughout the letters she advises me not […]


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October 26, 2020

BIRTH MOTHERS SIDE OF THE FAMILY BIRTH FATHERS SIDE OF THE FAMILY


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July 24, 2020

It’s not the average fairy tale. My birth parents met at a restaurant in Korea in 1990 at the age of 18 years old. It was actually my Aunties restaurant (birth mum’s oldest sister). My birth father was working at the restaurant part-time and my birth mother was working an office job while she was […]


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July 12, 2020

The questions I get asked the most. Am I going to go overseas and meet her?Who are you going to go with?When are you going? Why don’t you video chat with her? If you’re here for the simple answer, it is “yes”. Hopefully one day I will go to Korea and meet her and the […]


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July 3, 2020

Hey Everyone, This is an exciting post, one that I know a lot of you have been requesting. When I first made contact with my birth mother in March 2020, I made clear in my post “Two Pages More” I was going to keep a lot of the details private. I chose not to share […]


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May 8, 2020

Hey Everyone, Hope you’re all keeping safe and well, during this time.I was so grateful for the messages and comments from everyone from my last post. It has been truly an overwhelming experience. I received a copy of the second translated letter, I read through it once. I wasn’t able to re-read it again until […]


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March 29, 2020

So I’ve been a little out of touch and we have so much to catch up on. I will explain it all in this post. It will be a little long, but I promise it’s worth reading (if you’re interested). Let me take you back to March 2019, I received a call from my caseworker. […]


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July 21, 2017

In 2011, I met Deborra-lee Furness. Some of you may know her as Hugh Jackman’s wife or as a strong, independent and down to earth women Back in 2011, I shared some of my thoughts and a little bit of my story with her. My email to her back then was about my experience of growing […]


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July 19, 2017

Dear Mum, I guess I should first start off with an introduction. My name is Sara Saliba, although you may know me as An Sook Young. Unlike Korean names, many English names have a middle name. My family wanted me to keep part of my identity, so An Sook Young is my middle name. Therefore my full […]


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May 13, 2017

Maybe I am being dramatic, maybe I am not. On the 15th of February I felt a vibrate from my phone, I looked and saw it was an email from Family and Community Services (NSW). I remember glancing at my phone for what seemed like a few minutes, but was probably only 30 seconds. I couldn’t think […]