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"North Korean state media has claimed that orphans are volunteering to work in state-run mines and farms," according to this article from BBC News.
This country care review includes the care-related Concluding Observations adopted by the Committee on the Rights of the Child as part of its examination of North Korea’s periodic report to the Convention on the Rights of the Child.
This article examines the cultural differences Korean adoptees perceived when interacting with their birth families along with the impact of these perceived differences. The article points out that there has been little research on transnational adoptees, as most research focuses on domestic adoptees. The researchers interviewed 19 adoptees and examined their perceived differences. They found that differences had a wide variety of impacts on the participants’ sense of belonging.