Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Korea Signs the Hague Adoption Convention

This was recently posted on the State Department website. 
South Korea
May 28, 2013
Adoption Notice: The Republic of Korea Signs the Hague Adoption Convention
On May 24, 2013, the Republic of Korea (South Korea) signed the Convention on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption (the Convention). This is the first step for South Koreain becoming a Convention partner. 
Adoptions between the United States and South Korea, however, are not yet subject to the requirements of the Convention and relevant implementing laws and regulations. 
According to the Ministry of Health and Welfare, which will be designated as South Korea's Central Authority, there is no set date when South Korea will deliver its instrument of ratification or when the Convention will enter into force with respect to South Korea.
We will continue to keep you informed through as we receive additional updates.


  1. I have always had in my heart the desire to adopt a Korean baby. I just watched the Dropbox clip and am so moved by what Pastor Lee Jong-rak is doing. Does anyone know how to contact him and support his ministry?

  2. Dear SB. Please email me at and I can get you connected to Ms. Ellie Oh of the Jusarang Community Church that volunteers and coordinates sponsorship program.