Park dedicated to adoptees opens on former US military base in S. Korea

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Garrett Nissen points to a baby picture of his father, Christian Nissen, who was adopted from South Korea, Sept. 12, 2018. The photos were part of a ceremony for a memorial park in Paju, South Korea. (KIM GAMEL/STARS AND STRIPES)
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Garrett Nissen points to a baby picture of his father, Christian Nissen, who was adopted from South Korea, Sept. 12, 2018. The photos were part of a ceremony for a memorial park in Paju, South Korea. (KIM GAMEL/STARS AND STRIPES)

Park dedicated to adoptees opens on former US military base in S. Korea

by: Kim Gamel and Yoo Kyong Chang | .
Stars and Stripes | .
published: September 29, 2018

PAJU, South Korea — Sook Hee Scheibner always knew she had been adopted from South Korea at age 3 by a Quaker couple who raised her in Michigan.

What she didn’t know was that her birth father had been an American soldier. Scheibner, 65, discovered her biracial heritage only last year.

“I always thought I was 100 percent Korean until I had my DNA done about a year ago through both [Ancestry.com] and 23andMe,” she told Stars and Stripes.

Scheibner, 65, was among dozens of Korean adoptees who recently traveled back to their homeland for the opening of a memorial park at Camp Howze, a former U.S. military base near the front lines with North Korea.

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