Yesterday, we sent emails to our current families regarding the new developments in Korea’s implementation of the Special Adoption Law that took effect August 5, 2012.
We know that many of you have questions and concerns about what these decisions could mean for your adoption. We have questions and concerns of our own. Steve Morrison, the founder of MPAK, Mission to Promote Adoption in Korea, is investigating these new laws for the adoption community. (Please note: Steve is not associated with any agency. He is an independent advocate, adoptive father and an adoptee.)
Please check out Steve's blog, http://mpakusa.blogspot.com/, for more details on the implements that are taking place. You are encouraged to leave your comments and concerns on the blog site.We hope that Steve’s influence and adoptive parents’ voices will help sway the Korean government’s recent policy changes.
ESWS, SWS and Holt are planning to meet with the Korean authorities in March; and AAC is working with other US agencies to advocate for our waiting adoptive parents and the children waiting to come home. Your participation in Steve’s efforts could be very helpful. Thank you!