Korean children are light-skinned, with black hair and black, almond-shaped eyes. Koreans are among the tallest of the Asian races, so the children are not particularly small compared to Danish children.

 

Thai children have slightly darker skin than Western Europeans, with black hair and black, slightly almond-shaped eyes. They are smaller and more slender in build than Danes.

 

Indian children are usually very dark-skinned, with black hair and black eyes, and are generally smaller than Danish children. Children from South India are usually the darkest.

 

The children are light-skinned, some of them look European.*

 

Ecuadorian children look like Southern Europeans, the population being a mix of Spanish and Indian. Some of the children will therefore have Indian features. And there will also be a few mulatto children.

 

Children from Chile look like children from Southern Europe and the Adoption Center has been advised that there will be very few children with Indian features.

 

Children from Colombia look like children from Southern Europe.

 

Children from Sri Lanka are usually very dark-skinned with black hair and black eyes and are more slender in build than Danes.

 

*Description refers to children from Lebanon.

 

These descriptions are taken from the papers sent to prospective adoptive parents by the Adoption Center (a Danish adoption agency) in 1979. The Adoption Center is now known as AC International Child Support.

From the collection Finding Holger Dane; translated from the Danish by Barbara J. Haveland