COVID-19 Relief Fund

Call for Applications: Emergency Relief Fund for Adoptees

G.O.A.’L. is committed to offering services and programs for Korean adoptees while linking them to Korea. Due to the recent COVID-19 pandemic, we want to help those in Korea  who do not have access to the Korean government COVID-19 assistance. Therefore, the National Center for the Rights of the Child (NCRC) will work with G.O.A.’L. to help adoptees living in Korea who are struggling with the COVID-19 pandemic due to circumstances like unemployment. While this emergency cost of living support is a small effort, we hope it will be a big help to overcome COVID-19.  If you are in need of support, please apply.



  1. This fund aims to assist adoptees residing in Korea who have been impacted by the outbreak of COVID-19. 100 adoptees will receive a one-time grant of 100,000 KRW.



  1. You are eligible to apply if you:
    1. Have been a resident of Korea for more than six months at the time of application. (Those who are staying for a short term motherland tour, birth family search, or any tourism are NOT eligible.) 
    2. Have registered your residency at the immigration office. *According to the Immigration Law, foreigners who are willing to stay in Korea for more than 90 days should register their residency to the local immigration office.
  2. Funding will be given preference to those who are NOT:
    1. Able to apply for National Basic Living Security or have received any subsidies offered by Korean government or local government (e.g. community center) for more than one month in 2020.
    2. Receiving or have received any subsidies offered by the NCRC for more than one month in 2020.
    3. A dual citizen of Korea. (Those with dual nationality are eligible to apply for the COVID-19 relief fund granted to Korean citizens.)
    4. In a legal marriage relationship with a Korean citizen or currently taking care of the children of a Korean citizen. (Those under these circumstances are eligible to apply for the COVID-19 relief fund granted to Korean citizens.)



  1. Call opening: DEADLINE is 2020.06.03 (Wednesday), 15:00 KST.
  2. Review of application: age, employment, health condition, etc. will be taken into consideration 
  3. Grantee notification via email
  4. Deposit: within 10 business days after notification

*Note: This schedule may be subject to change.



  1. Application form
  2. A copy of your Overseas Korean Resident Card or Alien Registration Card (front and back)
    1. Your name, registration number, nationality, visa type, and issuance date MUST BE included. A copy of your passport or other form of identification WILL NOT be accepted.
  3. A copy of your bankbook
    1. Either take a photo or scan the first page of your bankbook. Your account number, your name, the name of the bank, the issuance date, and the name of the bank branch that issued the bankbook MUST BE visible. The bank account’s name must be identical to the one on the registration card mentioned above (b).
  4. A photo of yourself with a receipt of a recent purchase in Korea
    1. *If unable to come to the G.O.A.’L. office (located 81 Sambong-ro # 806, Jongno-gu, Seoul 03150 (Doosan We've Pavilion) to verify residency in Korea.
  5. Personal information collection and usage agreement
    1. This is required for the deposit transfer and checking that you are an adoptee in ACMS (Adoption Centralized Management System).



  1. The purpose of this fund is to assist adoptees, who have been a long-standing resident of Korea (at least 6 months), but are unable to receive any governmental support due to their foreign citizenship.
  2. This program is NOT on a first-come-first served basis. If over 100 applicants apply, we will consider their urgency such as age, employment, health condition, etc. We hope you understand that this funding is limited, so we might not be able to offer it to all applicants.
  3. Applicants may be required to submit additional documents such as an adoption certificate, if necessary.
  4. Grantees will be notified by email.
  5. If you have any questions, please contact [email protected] or [email protected]




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