Korean adoptees advocate for adoption reform in Korea

From the JoongAng Daily

A generation fights to reform adoption laws

11011044 Six Korean adoptees filed an appeal with the Anti-corruption and Civil
Rights Commission last year to request a probe into irregularities in
their adoption documents and possible illegal procedures at local
adoption agencies.

Now, they’re involved in a full-fledged
battle to reform adoption laws and procedures, and they’re getting help
from some heavyweights.

Adoptee rights and community groups as
well as unwed mothers, the public interest law firm Gong-Gam and
Democratic Party Representative Choi Young-hee have joined forces with
the adoptees in an effort to convince lawmakers to revise the Special
Law Relating to the Promotion and Procedure of Adoption.

The National Assembly has now taken up the issue and is exploring changes through a series of hearings.

You can read the rest here.

Author: JaeRan

Assistant professor at UW Tacoma, writer, and researcher.

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