"New Immigration Strategy: Koreans Send Children to America for Adoption"
Posted Fri, Jan 1, 2006 at 9:09 am
The Pacific News Service - naturally - treats this as an acceptable practice, but perhaps some immigration official somewhere will look into this scam:
SAN FRANCISCO--A growing number of South Korean parents are paying retired couples in the United States to adopt their children. These Korean parents say teaching their children English is a priority, as well as other factors including avoiding compulsory military service for young men and gaining the prestige of an American education.Related: Korean anchor babies and "birth tourism"
One out of three Korean parents are willing to send their children abroad for the sake of a better education, according to a study by the Center for Korean Education Development in Seoul in the Korea Times. In the past, parents would ask relatives living in the United States to adopt their children, but more parents are now seeking out Caucasian families.
The Korea Times in Los Angeles reported the story of a Korean woman in Los Angeles on a work visa and employed as a nurse. She wished to bring her two teenage children to the United States from Korea and paid a retired American couple to adopt them...