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KAS 2016 Adoption Manual

Here is the Adoption Manual developed by KAS and the Ministry of Health and Welfare for 2016. Among other things, the practices for birthfamily search are described here. If you are an adoptee, foreign partner adoption agency, or embassy in … Continue reading

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The 6th Single Moms’ Day

TRACK was proud to be a co-sponsor of the 6th annual Single Moms’ Day on May 11, 2016 at the parliament in South Korea. This year, we focused on universal birth registration and the payment of child maintenance by non-custodial … Continue reading

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In Korea, no such thing

We have noticed when talking with foreigners that they assume that Korea’s system is just like theirs. Because they lack a basic understanding of how underdeveloped the Korean system is compared to theirs, it’s hard for them to get a … Continue reading

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Forum to improve birthfamily search – reportback

The forum to improve birthfamily search was a huge success thanks to the many people who came out to participate at the National Assembly, and also those who participated from abroad by sending in their suggestions and testimonies about birthfamily search … Continue reading

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Forum to Improve Birthfamily Search

It’s time to amend the Special Adoption Law and its regulations again in order to improve birthfamily search! TRACK, KoRoot, G.O.A’L., the GongGam Human Rights Law Foundation, ASK, MP Choi Dong-ik, (Democratic Party),and MP Shin Kyeong-rim (Saenuri Party) are coming … Continue reading

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Birth reporting system can be abused for adoption

In a nutshell, this article says that the National Assembly Research Service, which researches laws before they go for voting, has said that Korea’s birth reporting system can still be abused for the purposes of illegal adoption. The problem is … Continue reading

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Unwed fathers could already register their children’s births

The main accomplishment of the amended Korean family register law, from the perspective of unwed moms and other single parents, is that it protects everyone’s privacy. You can click here to read about that.  The following parts of the law, regarding … Continue reading

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No more excuses for the Babybox

“The unwed mothers are dropping their children at the Babybox because they fear registering their children’s births, which the adoption agencies require.”  That is what we hear from the Babybox people. However, an amendment to the Family Register law passed the … Continue reading

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FOR THE WORLD’S MORE FULL OF WEEPING

FOR THE WORLD’S MORE FULL OF WEEPING: RETROACTIVELY ABOLISHING SOUTH KOREA’S CIVIL AND CRIMINAL STATUTES OF LIMITATIONS FOR ILLEGAL INTERNATIONAL ADOPTION by Daniel A. Edelson In the decades following the Korean War, South Korea may have sent up to 200,000 … Continue reading

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세상은 눈물로 가득 차 있기에

세상은 눈물로 가득 차 있기에: 한국에서 국제불법입양에 대한 민·형사 공소[소멸]시효를 소급 철폐해야 하는 이유 다니엘 에델슨(Daniel A. Edelson) 서론 6·25동란 후 60년 간, 한국에서 해외 입양부모에게 입양 보내진 아동의 수는 최고 200,000명에 달한다. 정확한 수는 알려져 있지 않으나, 해외입양자 인권단체에서는 … Continue reading

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