South Korea

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Bong Joo Lee - National Systems of Child Protection7 Aug 2018

This chapter describes the child protection system in South Korea.

Jessica Walton - The Conversation19 Feb 2018

Jessica Walton, the author of this piece from the Conversation, uses the Winter Olympic games in South Korea as an opportunity to examine social issues in the country, particularly its legacy of intercountry adoption.

Tom Adams - KVAL.com2 Feb 2018

Eighteen Korean-born adult adoptees in the United States plan to travel to South Korea during the Winter Olympics to meet with lawmakers about reforming adoption laws in the country, according to this article from KVAL.com. 

You Soo-sun - The Korea Times21 Dec 2017

South Korea is considering ratifying the Hague Adoption Convention, according to this article from the Korea Times. 

Katelyn Hemmeke - Korea Exposé24 Oct 2017

This article, from Korea Exposé, shines light on the many difficulties and obstacles that South Korean adoptees face in trying to identify and locate their birth families. 

Jeong Park - The Orange County Register12 Sep 2017

New research explores the traumatic experiences of children adopted from South Korean orphanages by American families following the end of the Korean War.

The Korea Herald18 Jul 2017

Since South Korea's adoption of a law banning adoption agencies from accepting undocumented babies, the number of infants abandoned in the country have increased.

You Soo-sun - The Korea Times13 Jul 2017

The recent death of a deported Korean adoptee ignites adoptee-led organizations to call on the Korean government to end the "industrialized international adoption" system in South Korea. 

Choong Rai Nho, Eun Hye Park, & Mary L. McCarthy - Children and Youth Services Review21 Jun 2017

This study examines successful transitions of children from out-of-home care to young adulthood in Korea to draw implications for child welfare practice and policies. 

Alyssa Jeong Perry - The Guardian28 Oct 2016

Adam Crapser was adopted and brought to the U.S. from South Korea at four years old.  Now, at 41, he's forced to return to a country he barely knows.

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