Adoptee Reunited with Mother Via Webcam Reality Show
Published: November 24, 2008 | 7294th good news item since 2003
Huston’s life story doesn’t begin in Buffalo, Minnesota.
He and his wife Kerry lived there and grew up there. But Huston is from Korea.
His biological father was an American soldier.
His father was to die later on in the Vietnam War.
His mother, too poor to raise him by herself, decided to give him up for adoption.
In 1971 he was adopted by a family living in Minnesota. Two Korean adoptees not really a surprise: Minnesota is the one place in the world with the most Korean adoptees. There are more than 13,000 Korean adoptees.
In the USA Minnesota is considered as one of the most progress states for adoptions.
Helped by an understanding teacher, Huston soon took his place in society.
But once he had Mary and he held his own daughter for the first time he realized what his mother must have gone through to give up her only child.
He started to look for his mother.
For 10 years this was without any success.
But then he appeared on a popular Korean television show.
It’s the format over reality TV show where Korean adoptees give their story in the hope that their parents are watching.
Huston appeared via a WebCam. Seven days later his birth mother was found.
In October he appeared again via Web cam on the television show and they were reunited, seeing each other again for the first time in 37 years.
This December they will be reunited in person.