Opportunity for KAD Voices To Be Heard By The Korean Government!
Hello all. I was presented with a rare opporunity by a member of the Holt International Board in the U.S. She, like so many of us, is a transracial Korean Adoptee.
She recently sent me an email asking for suggestions on what we as TRA KADs would like the Korean Government to be aware of. I’ll include a tidbit of the email she sent to me without including her name or position within Holt.
“I was wondering if I
could get your opinions on what you, as adoptees,
would like from the Korean government. Our group is
trying to get a sort of ‘wish list’ together for the
Ministry of Health and Welfare of Korea, per their
request. This would include anything from current
adoption laws/policies to post adoption laws/policies.
An example: Allow Korean Americans/Korean Adoptees to
adopt under Korean requirements and not have it count
into the quota-have it count as a “Korean Adoption”.”
I can’t even stress how much of an opportunity this is for us as the adoptee community to voice our concerns to the Korean Government. I know that there is only so much that they are willing to consider, but I think it’s great that they are willing to open up dialogues with KADs to address issues that we feel strongly about. If you have any concerns that you would like to be voiced, please leave a comment to this post and I’ll make sure a large email of concerns goes out to Holt and is forwarded to the Korean Ministry of Health and Welfare.
Thanks so much!