Today we talk about the ethics of international adoption.
In 1966, Cha Jung Hee was an 8-year-old girl at Sun Duck Orphanage who became one of the
thousands of Korean orphans adopted by Americans in the years following the Korean War. U.S.
military presence, Cold War politics and the realities of a war-torn society still struggling to climb out
of the ruins made Korea the primary source for international adoptions by Americans, and it would
remain so for many years.
Deann Borshay Liem’s In the Matter of Cha Jung Hee has its national broadcast premiere on
Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2010, at 10 p.m. (check local listings) on PBS during the 23rd season of
POV (Point of View).
The film concludes the three-part POV Adoption Stories, which include
Wo Ai Ni (I Love You) Mommy on Aug. 31 and Off and Running on Sept. 7. POV continues its
regular Tuesday primetime schedule through Sept. 21 and concludes with a special on Tuesday,