SEOUL, Oct. 18 (Yonhap) — A 47-year-old Korean-born lady adopted by an American household 44 years in the past has reunited along with her organic household after conducting a DNA check by way of a South Korean mission in the US, the overseas ministry mentioned Sunday.
On Thursday, Yoon Sang-ae, now an American citizen, had a tearful video name along with her 78-year-old organic mom, Lee Eung-soon, her twin sister, Yoon Sang-hee, and brother, Yoon Sang-myung.
Yoon Sang-ae was three years previous when she went lacking whereas at a market in Seoul along with her grandmother. She was flown to the US months later.
She registered her DNA info looking for her household when she visited South Korea in 2016. Her organic mom additionally registered her DNA the following 12 months to search out her daughter.
After the Nationwide Forensic Service discovered the 2 to be in organic relation, Yoon needed to undergo one other DNA check to substantiate the outcomes.
As a substitute of flying again to South Korea, she despatched her DNA pattern by way of a South Korean mission in Boston, in accordance with the ministry.
It was the primary case the place a Korean-born adoptee discovered the organic household after the federal government started offering a DNA check service for abroad adoptees to assist them be examined and register their info with out having to come back to South Korea.
This system, which was launched in January, is offered in 34 South Korean missions in 14 abroad nations.
“We’ll do our greatest in order that Korean adoptees abroad can extra simply and conveniently discover their organic mother and father, households by way of our missions there,” a ministry official mentioned.