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Choe Sang-Hun - The New York Times,

"A court in Seoul ruled Friday that a woman adopted by an American couple almost four decades ago must be recognized as a daughter of an 85-year-old South Korean man," says this article from the New York Times.

Seunghee Baeg, Boram Lee, Hye Jun Park - Children and Youth Services Review,

In this study, the authors aim to help clarify the pathway from parental supervisory neglect to peer victimization through the mediating roles of self-esteem and internalizing problems among adolescents in South Korea.

Kim AY, Kim OM, Hu AW, Oh JS, Lee RM - Journal of Family Psychology,

The authors of this study introduce a new construct, birth family thoughts, that captures a sense of curiosity about birth family for adopted individuals, and describe the development of an accompanying brief self-report measure, the Birth Family Thoughts Scale (BFTS).

Kyung Eun Jahng - Child Abuse & Neglect,

This study examined the moderating effect of maternal parenting self-efficacy on the relationship between mothers’ childhood abuse experience and their abuse of their children with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDDs).

Sang Jung Lee, Eun Mi An, Ick-Joong Chung - Child Indicators Research,

This study aimed to develop a Korean out-of-home care satisfaction scale. The study sample consisted of 484 children from institutional care, group homes, and foster homes in Korea.

Kim Tong-Hyung and Foster Klug - AP News,

The Associated Press reports that a "notorious South Korean facility that kidnapped, abused and enslaved children and the disabled for a generation was also shipping children overseas for adoption, part of a massive profit-seeking enterprise that thrived by exploiting those trapped within its walls."

Better Care Network,

This country care review includes the care-related Concluding Observations adopted by the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and the Committee on the Rights of the Child.

WNYC News,

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 Korea Herald,

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. 

Hansung Kim, Yushin Lee, Sangmi Choi - Children and Youth Services Review,

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.