In the first verdict of its kind, a South Korean court found that a woman adopted by an American couple almost four decades ago must be recognised as the daughter of an 85-year-old South Korean man.
The ruling provides hope for the thousands of Korean-born adoptees who want to know the identities of their birth parents.
But for Kara Bos, the adoptee who brought the case, it’s been a painful struggle that is still not over.
Produced by Hyung Kim and Julie Yoon.
Filmed by Julie Yoon and Hosu Lee.
Edited by Kevin Kim and Julie Yoon.