I have heard absolutely nothing on the front of Korean adoption. This is actually a good thing because it signifies that the rumored closing of the intercountry adoption program has been held off for now. Though the United States adoption website continues to caution that Korea is looking to phase out their program- at this point it is still open. I have been talking about the rush to adopt from this country but it appears that the time frame has been extended. If you are interested in adopting from Korea, the time is right now. This program is functioning well. There appear to be few issues that will delay your plans. I do know that adoption from this country takes time. Keeping in mind Korea’s desire to eventually stop their need for intercountry adoption, if you desire to adopt from this area begin your research soon.
The adoption program from Korea has a rich history with the United States. It pre-dates to the Korean War and has grown immeasurably. There are so many children who are available for adoption from this country. They are said to be well cared for and monitored by doctors. If you are interested in adopting from Korea, contacting a reputable agency should be your first move. The United States government encourages all prospective parents only employ approved agencies for adoption services to ensure proper legalilties are followed. This is of vital importance when looking to adopt at an international level.
Adoption from Korea remains strong. The numbers are just beginning to diminish which we knew was going to occur. At this point, Korea is not party to the Hague Convention and does not hold to its statutes. There appears to be no plans for this country to join the convention because of its eventual plan to close its doors to intercountry adoption.