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Missing Our Kids in Taiwan

We lost 2 children in June after the judge in Taiwan rejected us because we are too successful and accomplished, we do not have our own children or personal child experience, and she thinks we will never understand the special needs of older children. Then our agency yelled at us when we got back and forced my husband to apoligize to them! It went downhill from there and the agency refused to work with us and would not submit any documents for an appeal.

We miss our kids and hope they will find another family that the evil judge in Taiwan will approve.

Love you Hsin-Hui and Hsin-Chieh.


Do you really believe that you were rejected because you are too successful and accomplished? Is that what the judge really said?

Posted by NoraT on Sep 13, 2018 at 10:40pm

My heart breaks watching this video…  I really hope that there is more to the story because it appears you need these two beautiful children as much as they need you…

Posted by JulieD on Sep 14, 2018 at 10:00pm

No I think we were rejected because the judge is anti international adoption. She had her mind made up from the moment we walked in the courtroom. I learned after that this judge is making adoptions difficult for everyone now. I wish our agency would have kept up to date on the Taiwan adoption process since they claim to be Taiwan experts and have working in Taiwan for over 20 years. The agency claims they had no idea of what was happening but it is their job to stay in the loop.

Posted by RedSunRising on Sep 15, 2018 at 3:18pm

I agree that the agency did you a serious disservice. You should not have been led to believe you would be adopting those children, and you are right that if they claim to be experts, and took your money that you gave them because you believed they were experts, the agency misused you.
It’s sad, but the sad truth is that adoption agencies make their money by promising children to people who are willing to pay their fees. Once they have your money, the rest doesn’t matter. It’s a business.
I can understand your hurt and confusion.

Posted by NoraT on Sep 16, 2018 at 2:45am

I think we got a bad judge. In Taiwan, they call them dinosaur judges.

Posted by RedSunRising on Sep 16, 2018 at 9:10am

The failure for these children is rooted in the social system in Taiwan. They have a healthy, young father who says he can’t afford them. Instead of taking money from foreigners to facilitate adoptions, they should be improving the social support for poor families and focus on reunification. I was watching the little girl when she was with her bio father. She was looking at him with love and sitting with him and hovering near him. At that moment, I thought that she would probably be happier going to live with her bio father, stepmother and stepsister. Instead, she is living in an orphanage and has been moved from home to home since she was 3 or 4 because dad said he was always working and did not have time for them. It broke my heart to see her with her dad. It was also hard for me. I felt like I was stealing his children. It was very uncomfortable.

Posted by RedSunRising on Sep 16, 2018 at 9:15am

Not that our US social service system is any better. We tried foster care and stepped out of that very quickly. There are so many problems worldwide with poverty and alcohol and drugs that cause the breakdown of the family system.

Posted by RedSunRising on Sep 16, 2018 at 9:18am

Here’s another article on the problems with the legal and judiciary system in Taiwan. This is stuff the agency should be aware of. It is not new. These problems have been out there for years. The agency should keep up with the countries they represent. When I told a local Taiwanese friend of a friend what happened in court, he said “You got a dinosaur judge who is scared of making mistakes and losing her job.” He said the dinosaur judges do not want to make any decisions out of fear. If this is well known, then why did I only find out about it after the court hearing? The locals know what is going on but Heartsent is clueless. They did not warn us, HS said this adoption was a done deal and we were their parents. It is written in our contract. HS has no in country support in Taiwan either so after we got slammed in court, we were on our own for 3 days in Taiwan like lost sheep.

It sounds like Taiwan has a lot of bad judges and the system is corrupt. I think we got an anti international adoption dinosaur judge.

Posted by RedSunRising on Sep 16, 2018 at 9:25am

I just found your original post today and am so sorry to hear everything that has been happening. We are also adopting from Taiwan and unfortunately with the same agency (and a lot of the same attitude). We have endured so many unusual (unusual is the term our adoption coordinator used) stalls in this process and it isn’t over yet. We have been battling for our young boys but I felt my heart skip a beat when I read your post. Could you provide any updates? Were you able to challenge the judges ruling or was it deemed final?

Posted by LLee on Oct 26, 2018 at 9:53pm

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