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TRACK is a history and information project and organization with the goal of healing the relationship between the overseas adoptees and Korea by advocating for a transparent investigation in and a full understanding of the Korean adoption issue, both past and present. From 1953-2006, officially 161,202 children have been sent away from the Republic of Korea as part of the international adoption program. In addition, an unknown number of children have been adopted privately and have not been recorded in the government's statistics, meaning the number might be as high as 200,000. The number of Korean core family members who have been directly affected by international adoption -- mothers, fathers, siblings, and grandparents -- is estimated to exceed 1 million people, or one out of every 49 South Koreans. TRACK is currently embarked on an investigation of six cases of adoption from the 1970s and 1980s that are representative abuses that have been commonly reported within the adoption community. Truth and reconciliation is for the healing of Korean society, adoptees, natural families, adoptive families, and adoptees’ significant others. TRACK aims to provide a full accounting of the practice of international adoption in order to reconcile the different groups who make up the adoption community of Korea; envision our bright future together; and preserve the rights of Korean children and their families.