Story One

When I was a middle school student, my brother and father passed away, and my mother was very worn out. My mother's job was a doctor, but life was still hard.

My mother always hated North Korea, and one day she brought me to China unwittingly. She did so to make sure that I was the only one to live, if she got caught.

In China, I lived where my mother told me to live. My mother's relatives made me an ID card so I could work in coffee shops and clothing stores in the city and make a little money.

I became aware of and yearned about Korea while in China. My mother always tried to make my dream come true, and she thought it would be best for me to go to Korea and so helped me leave through a teacher.

I really want to go to Korea to study and become a doctor to fulfill my mother's wishes. Thank you very much for your help.

Story Two

My mother first fled North Korea when I was 12 years old. My father disappeared shortly after I was born. I grew up wandering around my relative's house. I've been hiding in tears. I hated my mom and dad, too.

I wasn’t able to go to school for family reasons. I have been living like a kotjebi since last year, because even my relatives disapproved of me. Then my aunt who I have lost contact with visited me.

She have got in contact with my mother who was in Korea. And then I was asked to follow my aunt to where my mother was. Until now I didn’t know why I had to live for tomorrow.

I can’t believe I came to China, but I still can’t believe I’m going to Korea. I just can’t wait to see my mother. I want to live with my family. Thank you very much for your help....