Wow. This is incredible news. Pass it on!
There’s still a mountain of work to do, but maybe tonight’s a good night to celebrate just a little. Wonderful news was released today by the Korean Ministry of Health and Welfare.
In a nutshell, we get this:
- All of Korea now knows that there are 18,000 KADs sent to the U.S. and 5,000 KADs sent everywhere else whose adoptive country citizenship paperwork was not sent back to Korea. The Koreans have requested cooperation from the U.S. State Department on this issue, and this has also been reported in the press release.
- Records will no longer be regarded as simply the private property of the agencies and will be moved to a facility for storage and microfilmed.
- There will be an expansion of post-adoption services with a budget nearly doubled in 2013 for programs including a “social house” for adoptees in Korea who have been deported and others who…
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