PETITION TO PREVENT MORE CHILDREN IN ORPHANAGES

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PETITION TO PREVENT MORE CHILDREN IN ORPHANAGES

We believe the Proposed Special Adoption Law 17053 and International Adoption Law 17051 is not in the best interest of children. If passed, the laws will prevent children from having a family.  

The recently introduced proposed amendments to the special adoption law are deeply disturbing and will result in negative consequences to vulnerable children in Korea. 

When possible, children should stay with their birth family. The intent of the law is to support and protect birth mothers, which we endorse. However, the unintended consequences will not support birth mothers or their children. The incidence of child abandonment is increasing due to policies that require birth mothers to register with the family registry. This Special Adoption Law will increase these numbers with devastating impact on children.

IF PASSED, THE SPECIAL ADOPTION LAW WILL ENSURE CHILDREN GROW UP IN ORPHANAGES.

Issues of Concern:

If this legislation is passed, foster care and child intake/birth mother counseling will be done by regional governments. Adoption matching, adoption placements, and Post Placement Reports will be done by the government. 

After the 2012 adoption law, many birth mothers abandoned their children, rather than going through the registration process to legally relinquish. We anticipate this law would result in even more child abandonment.

We respectfully request that Senator Nam Insoon and members of the National Assembly withdraw the Special Adoption Law 17053 and International Adoption Law 17051 and prevent children from growing up in orphanages.

 

 

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