Latest International adoption News

Nearly 300 demand South Korea probe their adoptions abroad

Sep. 13, 2022 05:18 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — For 40 years, Louise Kwang thought she was an orphan baby found on the streets of the South Korean port city of Busan before her adoption by Danish parents in 1976. She felt her entire sense of identity collapse in 2016 when her South Korean agency...

ACLU SD joins case in support of Indian Child Welfare Act

Aug. 24, 2022 11:35 AM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union of South Dakota is joining other states in filing an amicus brief in defense of the Indian Child Welfare Act. The ‘friend of the court’ brief involves the U.S. Supreme Court case Brackeen v. Haaland which challenges...

Past S. Korean gov'ts blamed for abuses, deaths at facility

Aug. 24, 2022 05:38 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission has found the country’s past military governments responsible for atrocities committed at Brothers Home, a state-funded “vagrants’ facility” where thousands were enslaved and abused from the 1960s to 1980s. ...

Danish adoptees call for S. Korea to probe adoption issues

Aug. 23, 2022 05:44 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Dozens of South Koreans adopted by Danish parents decades ago have formally demanded the South Korean government investigate their adoptions, which they say were marred by widespread practices that falsified or obscured children’s origins. The Truth and...