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The South Korea adoption program is the oldest organized international adoption program operating in the U.S. In 2011, U.S. citizens adopted approximately 736 children from South Korea. Children available for adoption include boys and girls, ages 6 months and older, healthy and special needs. These children reside in foster care and group homes.

Visit the Adoption Directory for South Korea Adoption Agencies and other professionals and services.

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Travel required: No

Convention Country?: No.

Singles accepted: No

Other: No dossier required; adoption finalized in the parents' country of residence one year after placement, during which time post-placement reports are required.

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Marge - 1 year ago
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As one who has adopted two children-a word of advice--years later your children are going to need medical info about them--be sure to keep everything you receive about them. I am going thru a hard time now searching for info on my daughter--I have misplaced the info I had #1

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