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South Korea


Through our affiliation with Family and Children’s Agency (FCA), Adopt provides an adoption program in South Korea. FCA has had a successful program with South Korea for 20 years. The program works directly with birth mothers and children who are placed in private, supervised foster care and receive regular medical attention until they are placed with a forever family.

* DUE to changes in adoption policies in South Korea, FCA currently is not accepting new applications. If you wish to be placed on a list to be notified of changes in South Korea, email us at

Process Overview


Once the family completes the limited required paperwork, they can expect to be matched to a child within approximately 12 months. Then the family can plan on brining their child home within the next three to six months. Adopt International requires at least one parent travel to Seoul, South Korea to escort their child home, which takes approximately one week.

Criteria for Adoptive Parents

  • Single applicants are not accepted.

  • Couples must be married at least three years.

  • Both members must between 25 and 44 years of age.

  • Both members must have a Body Mass Index of under 30.

  • Couples must be in good physical and mental health.

Children Available for Placements

Most children being referred are infant boys who are relinquished by their birthmothers shortly after birth.

Costs/Fees Explained


The South Korean adoption program costs $32,240 for California residents, not including immigration, post placement, and travel.

Fees for sibling groups will be quoted on a case by case basis. 

Visa application fees are not included.

Travel, lodging, food, and personal expenses are the responsibility of the applicants and will vary depending on point of origin and amenities.


All fees are subject to change without notice.

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