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SEOUL, South Korea — Adam Crapser lives in limbo, a stranger in South Korea, the country of his birth.

He told The Associated Press in an interview that he has struggled in South Korea with intense anxiety and depression, even as he searches for answers about why his life has become defined by displacement.

Crapser, who was named Shin Seong-hyeok by his Korean mother, is one of five adoptees who the Seoul government confirms now live in South Korea after being deported from the United States.

Several of the deportees have reportedly dealt with mental health issues and served jail time in South Korea for assault and other crimes.

This site is protected by recaptchaActivists say the South Korean government has done a poor job tracking deported adoptees and that the real number is almost certainly larger.

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