Adoption of Korean child broadened the world for author Suzanne Paola

The Bellingham Herald
In 1997, Bellingham's Suzanne Paola, who writes under the name Susanne Antonetta, and her husband, Bruce Beasley, adopted a 6-month old infant from Seoul, South Korea. They all have learned lessons about the idea of family, about how another being can take over one's life, how to let an entire culture in, how to discuss birth parents who have given up a child, and how to navigate the question of race in America.