UKRAINE

Ukraine is not a party to the Hague Convention. The Ukrainian Adoption Authority (State Department for Adoptions and Protection of Rights of the Child – SDAPRC) may refuse to register an adoption dossier if, at that time, the central database of Ukrainian children available for intercountry adoptions contains no children that meet the recommendation in … Continue Reading

SOUTH KOREA

Overview On August 5, 2012, South Korea’s Special Adoption Act went into effect. The purpose of this Act was to increase domestic adoptions in country, thereby reducing the number of international adoptions. Any contemplated international adoption would need the approval of the South Korean Family Court. Any adoptions not completed by August 5, 2012 would … Continue Reading