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The House of Korean Root (HKR)

LocationSouth Korea

Issue AreaSocial Services

Amount NeededGeneral Support Needed

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Guesthouse for Korean Adoptees

The House of Korean Root or KoRoot (HKR) KoRoot is a guesthouse for returning adoptees visiting their mother country and an NGO finding solutions for overseas adoption matters. They also advocate human rights for mothers including single mothers, children, and adult adopted persons as well as the preservation of family. Their programs include promotion of cultural events and exchanges, collaboration with other organizations with shared interests such as TRACK (Truth and Reconciliation for the Adoption Community of Korea and KUMFA (Korean Unwed Mothers and Family Association), including government ratification of the Hague Convention in Respect of Inter-Country Adoption and related child protection and cooperation provisions. Their goal is to support the returning and settlement process of overseas adoptees into Korean society. Contribute to the promotion of adoptees’ human rights. Through active exchange between adoptees and Koreans, try to help adoptees’ identity-building and raise social awareness of overseas adoption issues in Korean society.

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