PDF link for entire report
The KWB wishes to note these sections:
At the federal level, three laws apply:
International adoptions into the U.S. are governed by an international treaty, the Hague Convention on Protection of Children and Cooperation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption, and the U.S. legislation to implement the Hague Convention, the Intercountry Adoption Act of 2000. The State Department issued implementing regulations that address children’s racial and ethnic needs, requiring that prospective parents receive training related to transracial adoption, as well as counseling related to the child’s cultural, racial, religious, ethnic, and linguistic background. The Convention took effect in the U.S. in April 2008.
Adoption of Native American children is governed by the Indian Child Welfare Act of 1978 (ICWA), which was enacted after decades of child-welfare practices that included removing large numbers of children from reservations and sending them to institutions or non-Indian homes. ICWA sought to protect the best interests of Indian children and to promote the stability and security of Indian tribes and families by keeping children with families of their own ethnic heritage and through continued involvement with their tribes.
Adoption of children from foster care (other than Native Americans) is subject to the Multiethnic Placement Act of 1994 (MEPA), which:
1) prohibits the delay or denial of a child’s foster or adoptive placement solely on the basis of race, color, or national origin;
2) requires that state agencies make diligent efforts to recruit foster and adoptive parents who represent the racial and ethnic backgrounds of children in foster care.
In 1996, MEPA was amended by the Removal of Barriers to Interethnic Adoption Provisions (IEP), which deleted the word “solely” from MEPA’s prohibition against delaying or denying an adoptive placement on the basis of race. IEP prohibits agencies receiving federal funding from considering race in decisions on foster or adoptive placements, except in exceptional circumstances.
Research on transracial adoption has progressed over the past 35 years in methodological rigor and complexity. Overall, the current body of research on this issue supports three key conclusions:
1. Transracial adoption in itself does not produce psychological or social maladjustment problems in children.
2. Transracially adopted children and their families face a range of challenges, and the manner in which parents handle them facilitates or hinders children’s development. 3. Children in foster care come to adoption with many risk factors that pose challenges for healthy development. For these children, research points to the importance of adoptive placements with families who can address their individual issues and maximize their opportunity to develop to their fullest potential.
WELL, sorry for shouting but HEY! Look at these finding!!
Transracial adoption in itself does not produce psychological or social maladjustment problems in children.
Good Lord, does this mean that Korean adoptees, like half-breed and full-blood Korean Adoptee MAY NOT ALL BE messed up in the head or Social misfits? We face a range of challenges but according to this study, many KAD may actually be NORMAL.
What happened to the ‘poor things’ that were adopted into ‘rich white families’? You know the ones who were kidnapped, stolen, and sold to greedy INFERTILE couples.
Hmmm, according to This link
of Adult Korean Adoptees:
Respondent Was the Only Child
Biological Children of Adoptive Parents
Other Adopted Korean Sibling(s)
Domestically Adopted Sibling(s)
Internationally Adopted Sibling(s) (Not Korean)
Then 26% were adopted and had biological sibling who were children of Adoptive Parents.
AND a whopping 52% had other ADOPTED Korean Siblings,
Plus 7% Domestically plus 3% ICA adopted (Not Korean)
52 + 7 + 3 = 62% of the 400 participants of the 1st Gathering had OTHER ADOPTED SIBLINGS!!!
SHOW US FACTS or stop whining!! Enough with misinformation and outright lies!