A Survey of the Opinions of Social Workers in Adoption Agencies on Their New Roles and Tasks in the Context of Changing Adoption Environment in Korea

입양환경 변화에 따른 입양기관의 역할 재정립에 관한 입양기관 실무자 의견조사

  • 변미희 (백석대학교 아동복지학과) ;
  • 안재진 (가천대학교 사회복지학과) ;
  • 신혜령 (한국보건복지인력개발원)
  • Received : 2015.12.31
  • Accepted : 2016.06.02
  • Published : 2016.06.30


This study is a policy research conducted for the purpose of finding new roles for adoption agencies and suggesting future tasks for effective adoption practice in Korea. To achieve this goal, this study analyzed the characteristics of adoption practices and the roles of adoption agencies in four countries (U.K., Sweden, U.S.A. and Hong Kong) and conducted a survey of the staff members of adoption agencies in Korea. The survey questions included: (1) the real changes and problems they feel in the adoption field after the amendment to the 'Act on special cases concerning adoption' in 2012; (2) the prospects for change in the future; and (3) the new roles they expect in the changing context. Based on the review of foreign cases and the results of the survey, the future direction of adoption practice in Korea and the new roles and tasks of adoption agencies were suggested.


Supported by : 홀트아동복지회