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KAS Supports Adoptees And Their Familiesfor Their Rights And Interests tobe portected

Greeting Message

History of Korean adoption during 50 years

Every child has the right to a family which raises and cares for them.

In South Korea, adoption was initially introduced to find families to look after war orphans and mixed-race children, and has gone through a series of changes over the past 50 years. The nation’s economic development and improved quality of life have led to a rise in domestic adoption, enhancing the public perception of adoption. Recently, the South Korean government designated the National Adoption Day.

As adoption requires consistent government support and the international community has demanded that governments offer adoptive child care and post-adoption services for the best interest of the children, the South Korean government has implemented the Special Adoption Act, turning the KCARE(Korea Central Adoption Resources) into the KAS(Korea Adoption Services).

We will dedicate ourselves to ensuring the best interests of the children and assuming our social responsibility for adoption. For the sake of this, we will systematize post-adoption services and encourage domestic adoption by building a cooperative system between government, adoption agencies, and relevant organizations, and establishing a centralized adoption database system.

We are hoping for greater care and support for adoption.

The President of KAS, Wondeug Kim