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Era ending in international adoption

Updated: Nov 17, 2020

Posted November 16, 2014, on

By the age of 12, he refused to remove his hat, concealing the curly hair he inherited from his African American father.

His Korean playmates told him his skin was the color of "fried batter."

His soccer coach said he'd be a slave if it wasn't for Abraham Lincoln.

Andrew Bossard was born to a Korean mother and an American serviceman in South Korea in the mid-1960s, a time when mixed-race children were still very much taboo. He left on his 14th birthday, finding a home with his parents - Marilyn and David - on the Main Line.

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