Sunrise is accepting applications from families, throughout British Columbia, Alberta and Saskatchewan, interested in adopting from Korea.


Applicants are required to meet qualifications as set out below.


Adoptive Parents


To be eligible to adopt from Korea, couples must meet the following qualifications.


  1. You must have been married for at least three years;

  2. At least one applicant must be a Canadian citizen;

  3. You must be prepared to instill in your child knowledge and pride in their country and culture of origin;

  4. If you are not Korean or have not adopted from Korea before, you must be between 25 and 43 years of age to adopt. You cannot be more than 10 years older or younger than your spouse;

  5. If one spouse is of Korean decent or is a Korean adoptee, or, if you have adopted from Korea before, you can be between the ages of 25 and 48 years;

  6. You cannot have more than 4 children already in the home;

  7. You must have a minimum of a high school education;

  8. You must have no criminal record;

  9. You must be in good physical and mental health;

  10. You must have no history of mental/psychological issues;

  11. You must have a body mass index of 35 or below;

  12. Be in a good financial situation; and

  13. Not currently using or a history of using cannabis or illicit substances.


Children to be adopted


The majority of the children in Korea are proposed at 7 to 12 months of age.   Children are on average 2 years old at the time of placement.  The children will have been relinquished for adoption and reside in professional foster homes in Korea where they are well cared for.

Families must be open to a child who has at least some minor to moderate medical conditions.  You can not specify a gender preference. 


There are more boys than girls, and as such families should be prepared to receive a proposal for a boy in most cases.  Children range from having minor noted medical conditions that are not considered special needs to having more complex special needs.

Relative Adoptions 

Sunrise may be able to facilitate relative adoptions (the adoption of a child related to you) from Korea.


For more information please contact us.