And very slim, but it’s the file that describes anything that any official person knew about me before I came to the U.S.
After opening up the .pdf and having this big cathartic weird thing in my office that might have actually involved rocking in my chair (at work… with the door closed… yeah, I know, not ideal circumstances…) some insights:
My name was Jung Mi Yoon. Case No. K77-2907.
I was born on September 30. I was abandoned and admitted to Holt five days later.
My foster parents in Seoul were old. A 60-year-old man and his 56-year-old wife. They were poor, but they were considered kind and good with babies.
By October 11, I had “passed the physical exams.”
By November 2, I was given a progress report. Some highlights:
“Moves her arms and legs vigorously, and kicks her quilt off.
“Controls her head well.
“Cries if someone truns (sic) the light off.
“Meets one’s eyes once in a while.
“Stops from crying if someone holds her in arms.
“Emotional and social development: Too young.
“She should develop into a fine girl in the future.”