Child Adoption Law to Include Court Evaluation of Potential Parents
Child Adoption Law to Include Court Evaluation of Potential Parents (regarding Domestic Adoption within South Korea)
Future parents who wish to adopt a child can expect to undergo a court qualification process.
The Ministry of Justice announced on Monday that it is planning to enforce a strict evaluation process for all adoptive parents to protect children's interests.
Under the current law, minors can be adopted only with their birth parents' or their grandparents' consent and those in the custody of child care services can be adopted without parental consent.
Cases of adoptee abuse have highlighted loopholes in the current system.
The ministry said in order to prevent abuse such as forced child labor and sex trafficking, the family court plans to review the future adoptive parents' intentions, financial capabilities and backgrounds before adoptions may take place.
SEP 27, 2010