Korean Adoptees for Fair Records Access
- Korean Adoptees for Fair Records Access
A facebook group for Korean adoptees who have experienced undue
difficulty accessing their records.
Between 1995-2005, 76,646 adoptees have returned to Korea to search
for their natural parents. That's over 61% of all adult adoptees! Only
2,113 (2.7%) have succeeded.
Are these poor rates of success due to our prospects, or due to
ADOPTION AGENCY SUCCESS AT BARRING ACCESS TO OUR DOCUMENTS?
We believe it is the latter, and we know from experience that
discouraging tactics are employed to withhold records whenever
The Hague Convention on Intercountry Adoption protects the identity of
adoptees, yet despite there being 78 other member countries, S. Korea
has yet to join. Current efforts to prepare for joining the Hague
Convention are inadequate and rely on adoption agency cooperation,
with little or no oversight.
The combined voices of the over 70,000 can not be ignored by the
Korean government. We want to document our suppression, so future
adoptees are not turned away with no clues about their histories and
current adoptees can try again and get the proper respect they deserve
and access to documents about their own lives.
If you have experienced ANY DIFFICULTY currently or in the past
getting fair access to your records, please join our group and share
your experience on our wall.
Please stand up and be counted - and spread the word! Tell your FB
friends, other KAD groups, and KAD organizations!