From 2020, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Health and Welfare and Korean National Police Agency will implement DNA collecting and registering service through foreign missions for internationally adopted children who wish to find their biological family.
Adoptees who wish to find biological family:
1. Need to apply for Adoption Information Disclosure (firstname.lastname@example.org, 02-6943-2654~6, 2638)
2. When there is written confirmation from process 1 that the information on birth parents of the adoptee does not exist,
(If the information of overseas adoptee’s birth parents does not exist, the adoptee is considered as ‘child without any living relatives’ and can be registered for DNA sample collection under the Missing Children Act.)
3. DNA test through pre-registration at 34 foreign missions (all 3 foreign missions in Australia included) in 14 countries can be taken (Refer to attachment for details on the process)
The DNA collected at the foreign missions is sent to Korean National Police Agency in a diplomatic pouch and will be checked for matching DNA. If a match comes up, it will be verified once more and the National Center for the Rights of the Child will conduct the reunion process.
Please read the attached file for more details. Do not hesitate to contact us for further enquiries.
Tel : 02 6270 4100
E-mail : email@example.com