In Dreaming a World, seventeen Korean women tell their stories of being unmarried and pregnant in a culture that then rejected them. These first-person accounts span the years, written recently but looking back over time to when their babies were born. They tell us how they felt then, what they decided to do, and how they now feel, with a passage of time. Some place their babies for international adoption, some for domestic Korean adoption, and some decided to keep their babies and raise them alone. These stories are both heartbreaking and encouraging, and they all speak of their mothers' love for their children, wherever in the world they might now be. Korean adoptees will find comfort in these passages, and some understanding of the forces that caused them to be adopted. The birth mothers hope they have provided some answers to the question, "why did my mother abandoned me?"