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Investigation into Korean-American Adoptions

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Sign the U​.​S. Congressional Investigation into Korean-American Adoptions.

Were you fraudulently identified as an orphan on paper despite having living parents? Were you sent overseas with the identity and paperwork of another child? Were you reunited with the wrong Korean families due to falsified documentation? Do you suspect your family was coerced into giving you up for adoption? Don’t know but want to investigate the truth?

We want answers!

In December 2022, the AUSKRG united with the Danish Korean Rights Group (DKRG) and other international counterparts in demanding an investigation into adoptions that occurred during the authoritarian era. As a result, nearly 400 formal cases have been submitted to Korea’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission, revealing recurring systemic patterns, including:

  • Adoptees fraudulently being identified as orphans on paper despite having living parents
  • Adoptees being sent overseas with the identity and paperwork of another child
  • Adoptees being reunited with the wrong Korean families due to falsified documentation
  • Biological families are being coerced into giving babies up for adoption without proper consent

We, the undersigned, call upon the United States government to take the following actions:

  1. Conduct a thorough investigation into the allegations of fraudulent adoptions and the involvement of receiving adoption agencies and intermediaries in the U.S. and its territories.
  2. Allocate resources and legal expertise to determine if U.S. or international laws were violated during these adoptions and hold accountable those responsible for any wrongdoing.
  3. Demand transparency and accountability from the adoption agencies and intermediaries involved, ensuring they adhere to ethical standards and regulations.
  4. Collaborate with the Republic of Korea and other countries involved, such as Australia, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, The Netherlands, and France, to gather and provide a comprehensive account of international adoptions from Korea.
  5. Affirm its commitment to human rights by supporting diplomatic efforts to ensure the ongoing security of human rights for adoptees and their families.

Join us in championing the cause of human rights for all adoptees and their families. Your active support for this critical appeal to the Korean Government is a significant stride toward ensuring justice and upholding the fundamental rights of every individual. Spread the word by sharing this letter with your allies and community members, raising awareness far and wide. Together, let’s forge a legacy and rewrite history in collaboration with Korean adoptees across the globe. Together, we can bring about lasting change. Visit the Korean Adoptees Worldwide Network.