WPS 09-1: Mapping Multiple Histories of Korean American Transnational Adoption, by Kim Park Nelson (January 2009). In this paper, Prof. Park Nelson examines the socio-political history of Korean American transnational, transracial adoption, including such pull factors as America’s demand for adoptable children since the Korean War and the social conditions and immigration policies which facilitated (and continue to fuel) this exchange. In her analysis, she also identifies the organization and activism of this substantial, yet underrepresented constituency of the Korean Diaspora.