Mark Hagland is an adult transracial, international adoptee. Born in South Korea, he was adopted in infancy and raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. After attending the University of Wisconsin as an undergraduate, he came to Chicago as a graduate student in 1981 and has lived there ever since. He speaks and writes regularly on transracial adoption issues, and has authored chapters in several anthologies published by adult transracial adoptees. He also manages several Facebook groups around transracial adoption. He is a professional journalist.