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Permanent Preservation of Adoption-related Records

Overview
Legal Basis : Article 6, 21.4 and 36 of Special Adoption Act & article 23 and 25 of the Enforcement Rule
of the Special Adoption Act

Purpose : To provide adoptees with their records out of children’s facilities or institutions
through permanently preserving adoption-related records.
Adoption-related Records
As of 2016, KAS has preserved about 39,000 records from 21 facilities/institutions.
Digitalized data is added to Adoption Centralized Management System(ACMS) to be employed
for adoption information disclosure and consequently for birth parents search.

Adoption Information Disclosure
If an adoptee desires to check his/her adoption records out of these facilities/institutions below,
he or she may petition KAS for Adoption Information Disclosure.
List of Facilities/Institutions whose records have been preserved(scanned)
(As of Dec. 2016)
자녀양육 지원 정책 및 서비스
Current Names of Facilities/Institutions Old Names of Facilities/Institutions Location of Facilities/Institutions Year of Birth The number of records preserved
Gyeyang Community Welfare Center
(계양종합사회복지관) 
Myung Sung Orphanage
(명성원)
Incheon-si
(인천광역시)
1972~1991 514
Notre Dame Children’s Home
(노틀담형제의집) 
Gwangju Hyung Je Sa
(광주형제사)
Gwangju-si, Jeolla-do
(광주광역시)
1947~2007 524
Daegu Children Welfare Center
(대구아동복지센터) 
Daesungwon
(대성원)
Daegu-si
(대구광역시)
1947~2008 828
Moses Babies’ Home
(모세스영아원)
Gunsan-si, Jeollabuk-do
(전북 군산)
1947~2007 286
Sunduk Children’s Home
(선덕보육원)
Wanju-gun,Jeollabuk-do
(전북 완주) 
1947~2005 16
Sun Duk Won
(선덕원) 
Eunpyeong-gu, Seoul
(서울 은평구)
1947~2005 19
Ilmagwon Children's Home
(일맥원)
Gunsan-si, Jeollabuk-do
(전북 군산)
1947~2007 407
Social Welfare Corporation Dalhae
(사회복지법인 달해) 
Chunhea Orphanage
(천혜보육원)
Pyeongtaek-si, Gyeonggi-do
(경기 평택)
1964~2008 155
Sisters of St. Paul of Chartres in Daegu
(샬트르 성바오로 수녀회 대구 관구)
White Lily Orphanage
(백백합보육원)
Daegu-si
(대구광역시)
1946~1991 7,492
Sung Ae Won
(성애원)
Busan-si
(부산광역시)
1948~2012 1,574
St. Vincent’s Home
(성 원선시오의집)
Deokjeokdo, Incheon-si
(인천 덕적도)
1957~1996 1,073
Seoul Metropolitan Children’s Hospital
(서울시 어린이병원)
Seoul Metropolitan Children’s Hospital
(서울시립아동병원)
Seocho-gu, Seoul
(서울시 서초구)
1957~1996 8,963
Yeseul Daycare Center
(예슬어린이집) 
O Sun Jeol Orphanage
(오순절보육원)
Chuncheon-si, Gangwon-do
(강원 춘천)
1951~2001 2,001
Jinhae Rehabilitation Center
(진해재활원) 
Jinhae Orphanage
(진해보육원)
Changwon-si, Gyeongsangnam-do
(경남 창원)
1949~2005 596
NamKwang Social Welfare Society
(남광사회복지회)
NamKwang Temporary Child Care Facility
(남광아동일시보호소),
NamKwang Children Consultation Organization
(남광아동상담소)
Busan-si
(부산광역시)
1966~1998 10,134
Dong Sung Children’s Home
(동성원)
Dong Sung Babies’ Home
(동성보육원)
Busan-si
(부산광역시)
1954~1978 862
Dongchun Community Rehabilitation Center
(동천의집)
Choong Hyun Babies’ Home
(충현영아원)
Nowon-gu, Seoul
(서울 노원구)
1920~1978 1,119
Ma san Ae Ri Won
(마산애리원)
Ae Ri Children Consultation Center
(애리아동상담소)
Changwon-si, Gyeongsangnam-do
(경남 창원)
1973~2004 1,754
Sang Rok Town
(상록원)
Sang Rok Orphanage
(상록보육원)
Gwanak-gu, Seoul
(서울 관악구)
1978~1984 181
Hae Sim Won
(혜심원)
Pyeong Jeon Ae Yook Won
(평전애육원)
Yongsan-gu,Seoul
(서울 용산구)
1957~2009 91
Sahmyook Medical Center
(삼육서울병원)
Sung Yook Orphanage
(성육원)
Dongdaemun-gu, Seoul
(서울 동대문구)
1940~1969 759

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