Korean Adoptees Worldwide’s mission is to bridge the cultural gap and promote understanding between diverse communities. We are dedicated to educating the public about the hidden realities of the overseas adoption market, as seen through the eyes of those most impacted – adopted people. Our mission is to shed light on the additional burdens faced by adoptees while standing for inherent human rights that should be respected. Through storytelling, resources, and community engagement, we aim to foster a more compassionate and informed global society.
Korean Adoptees Worldwide stands committed to ending intercountry adoptions from Korea, addressing historical wrongs, and ensuring that human rights violations are redressed. We urge South Korea to demonstrate leadership by adhering to UNCRC principles and refraining from practices that undermine children’s rights, i.e., Hague Adoption Convention ratification. The establishment of an independent authority solely rooted in recognizing human rights, for adoptees’ support, and the meticulous transfer of records will contribute to rectifying past injustices and pave the way for a just and humane future.