MPAK: Termination of Parental Rights in Korea

Title: A Dream Come True – Termination of Parental Rights in Korea
Date: Thursday, December 29, 2011
Author: Steve Morrison, MPAK

“The Korean National Assembly has just passed a new bill yesterday (December 29, 2011) that would allow more children to be available for adoption by terminating the parental rights.  The new law allows the following:  1) The termination of parental rights to those parents that have given up their parental relationship with their children for three years, especially those children in 280 institutions in Korea, 2) Termination of parental rights for those parents that abuse or neglect their children or unfit to raise them, and 3) That all adoption decisions will be handled by the Children’s Court, and that any adoption disruptions must go through a due process of the law through the Children’s Court.  Also, the law raised the adoptable age of a minor from 15 to 18.   This new law will go into effect on July 1, 2013.”

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