Update – NCRC Birth Family Search Summer of 2023

By March 20, 2023April 16th, 2023No Comments


The National Center for the Rights of the Child (NCRC) is the Korean government agency responsible for overseeing birth family search. During the summer of the upcoming Korea Gathering, NCRC and adoption agency family search services may be in higher demand than usual. For adopted Koreans who are interested in pursuing a family search this summer, please review the NCRC family search guidance and materials and reach out to NCRC as soon as possible to increase the likelihood that there will be enough time and resources.

Adopted Koreans who are interested in performing a birth search this summer should reach out to NCRC at by May 21st, 2023.

More family search information can be found on the Adoption Services Center Website

Questions: contact NCRC by emailing (Please submit the request form for family search services)

If you need additional help with your search, you can also contact Global Overseas Adoptees’ Link (GOA’L), a longstanding adoptee-run organization in Korea. Once again, demand for these services may be higher than usual this summer and those interested in utilizing these services have a greater chance of success by reaching out early.