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This radio segment from WNYC describes a new audio-visual exhibition in New York City that tells the stories of 100 "former orphan" adoptees born in South Korea who are now adults living all over the world.
The Seoul Central District Court has recently held a hearing in relation to "a landmark lawsuit filed by deported Korean American adoptee Adam Crapser against the Korean government and Holt Children’s Services," according to this article from the Korea Herald.
The objectives of this study were to 1) examine the relative risk of suicide among children in residential care compared with those not in residential care in South Korea, 2) evaluate how the relative risk of suicide is associated with age, and 3) explore the trend in relative risk of suicide over time.
The first aim of this study was to find subgroups of adult international adoptees based on common risk and protective factors using a latent class analysis. The second aim was to examine whether the identified subgroups differed in outcome variables such as life satisfaction and psychological adjustment.
This study aimed to identify the interrelationships of risk and protective factors, job satisfaction and burnout to child protection workers' intent to leave, the relative impact between job satisfaction and burnout on intent to leave, and their mediating roles for the risk and protective factors.
Adam Crapser, a man born in South Korea who was brought to the US by an adoptive family when he was three years old, is suing the government of South Korea and a private adoption agency called Holt Children’s Services, "over what Crapser calls gross negligence regarding the way he and thousands of other Korean children were sent to the United States and other Western nations without accounting for their future citizenship," according to this article from the Associated Press.
This chapter describes the child protection system in South Korea.
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.
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.
South Korea is considering ratifying the Hague Adoption Convention, according to this article from the Korea Times.