South Korea is a developed nation with a proud heritage and rich culture. Birth parents receive counseling and choose adoption for their children when they feel that it is appropriate. Most birth parents are young, single, and not prepared to provide a nurturing environment for their children because of economic disadvantages and the social stigma of single parenthood. Families will receive in-depth social and medical information on birth families. Children are are usually first admitted into a children's home, and then placed in foster care while they await adoption
Children Available for Adoption from South Korea:
Children are commonly 2 years old at time of placement. There are more boys that girls. The special needs program is excellent, with detailed information on each child. The medical records on these children are extremely well done and can be sent to a family considering the adoption of one of these sweet children.
- Married couples only may adopt from Korea.
- Both parents must be between the ages 25-44 and a half at time of homestudy submission
- Married for at least three years.
- 1-2 divorces total for applicants
- 4 or less children in the family.
- Couples with no children must be open to either gender.
- Minimum income: $30,000.
- Must have a high school education .
- Parents should have no serious medical conditions and be no more than 30% overweight.
- Families adopting children with known medical or developmental needs may specify gender, but exceptions are rarely made on the other requirements.
Travel: Both parents must travel for the first trip. One or both may travel for the second trip. 7-10 days in country.
Timeline: From application to placement 15-26 months