In court Tuesday, Eleana Kim, a cultural anthropologist and Korean culture expert from the University of California Irvine, testified that entering the date of entry into the system was a common practice in adoption cases where the child’s birthdate was unknown. “If there was no information and no possibility of gaining more information from adults who know the child, they would take the date of entry as the child’s birthday,” Kim said. “There was very little attention paid to the accuracy of the paperwork, because the goal of the paperwork was just to move children.”

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