“Adopting From Korea” Webinar (rsvp)
Finding Homes for Children in Korea
WACAP placed its first child from Korea with a U.S. family in 1979, and since then WACAP has united over 2,000 children from Korea with their adoptive families. As you consider adopting from Korea, our adoption experts will answer your questions and be your guide as you welcome a child into your family.
About the children
You can adopt an infant from Korea between the ages of 5 to 12 months. While more boys are available for adoption than girls in Korea, both girls and boys need families.
In addition to placing healthy children, in some cases, we can help you adopt a child who has a medical or developmental need who’s waiting for a family. For more information about these children, please visit our secure Waiting Child website.
WACAP works in cooperation with Holt Children’s Services in Korea to help you adopt your child. Over the years, many adoptive families have shared with us their deep appreciation to Holt for providing excellent foster care and medical supervision to the children under their care.
Adopting From Korea
In recent years, the Korea government began making changes to its adoption process. Many children from Korea still need adoptive families, but while Korea implements these new procedures, some aspects of the adoption process have slowed down. If you’re interested in adopting from Korea, we encourage you to identify a second WACAP adoption program. You can pursue both programs simultaneously or pursue the second option should wait times for Korea increase considerably.
Married couples are welcome to adopt from Korea.
If you live in Washington, Utah, Idaho, Alaska and North Carolina, WACAP can help you adopt a child Korea considers healthy. If you live in another state and wish to adopt an Asian child, please consider a child from Taiwan, Thailand or China. WACAP can place children from these countries in all 50 states.
We can also place Korean waiting children in the following states on a case-by-case basis:
District of Columbia
Holt Children's Services Homecoming Program
Korean American Adoptee/Adoptive Family Network
Korean Adoption Links