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Time with my boyfriend. ♥ #lovers #korea #boys #boyfriends #happy  (at The Sand)

Time with my boyfriend. ♥ #lovers #korea #boys #boyfriends #happy (at The Sand)

오토바이 같이 탔어요! Me and Junseo cruised the streets of Seoul on my scooter together today ^^ #korea #cruising #seoul #scooter #hanriver

오토바이 같이 탔어요! Me and Junseo cruised the streets of Seoul on my scooter together today ^^ #korea #cruising #seoul #scooter #hanriver

Calvin’s trying to show me what my priorities should be. Sorry @twohalfiesmakeawhole it looks like your adorable picture with Joely should come second, not first.ㅋㅋㅋ #Calvin #mylilguy #dogs #doglife #dogsofinstagram #lovemydog #yessir #prioritiessorted

Calvin’s trying to show me what my priorities should be. Sorry @twohalfiesmakeawhole it looks like your adorable picture with Joely should come second, not first.ㅋㅋㅋ #Calvin #mylilguy #dogs #doglife #dogsofinstagram #lovemydog #yessir #prioritiessorted

Ran into my room, burrowed under the blankets and popped his little head out here. Thanks to my boy for being the best cuddle buddy when I’m feeling sick. #Calvin #mylilguy #Love #dogs #dogsofinstagram #cuddlebuddy #happy #vscocam

Ran into my room, burrowed under the blankets and popped his little head out here. Thanks to my boy for being the best cuddle buddy when I’m feeling sick. #Calvin #mylilguy #Love #dogs #dogsofinstagram #cuddlebuddy #happy #vscocam

Making Makgeolli. Thanks @dannitdamn for the lesson! #makgeolli #막걸리 #Susubori  (at SUSUBORI)

Making Makgeolli. Thanks @dannitdamn for the lesson! #makgeolli #막걸리 #Susubori (at SUSUBORI)

복지부, 숨진 현수 관련 '홀트' 특별감사 »

peaceshannon:

peaceshannon:

yes, yes, yes!!

"8일 복지부는 홀트의 해외입양 수수료 책정 근거와 수수료 사용처 등에 대해 7일부터 2주간 특별감사에 착수했다고 밝혔다. 복지부 관계자는 "홀트의 입양 업무 전반을 살펴 제도 개선이 필요한 부분을 찾으려는 목적"이라고 설명했다.

특히 복지부는 이번 감사에서 적정한 해외입양 수수료 상한액을 정하기 위해 홀트의 회계장부를 분석, 해외입양에 따른 수입 및 지출 내역을 면밀히 검토하고 있는 것으로 전해졌다. 입양특례법 시행령은 입양 수수료의 상한을 복지부장관이 정하도록 하고 있다. 그러나 복지부는 국내입양(수수료 상한 270만원)과 달리 해외입양 수수료에는 상한선을 두지 않고 있다. 때문에 해외입양 수수료는 국가별, 입양기관별로 천차만별이었고 수수료가 과도하게 높다는 지적도 많았다.

현수의 입양을 주선한 홀트와 미국 입양기관 가톨릭 채리티스의 입양 알선 수수료는 4만1,650달러(한화 4,400여만원)로 국내 수수료에 비해 16배 가량 높다. 홀트가 해외입양 수수료를 지난 4년간 30% 정도 인상한 것도 논란이 되고 있다.

2008년 복지부는 홀트 등 입양기관 두 곳에 대한 특별감사를 벌여 홀트가 국내입양 우선 추진기간 중에도 국내입양을 시도하지 않고 해외입양을 추진했고, 입양 알선비용을 회계상 사업수입금이 아닌 후원금으로 부당 처리했다며 시정과 개선을 요구했었다.”

(in english bc this is important)

ministry of health and welfare announces a special audit of holt in relation to the death of hyunsu

"the ministry of health and welfare announced on the 8th that yesterday it begun a special 2-week audit of holt’s policies regarding fees for international adoption, among other things. an official related to the ministry explained that "the purpose of the audit is to find which parts of its system needs improvement, by examining holt’s overall adoption practices."

in particular, the ministry said they will be analyzing holt’s ledgers in order to set an appropriate maximum on the amount of fees that can be charged for international adoption, as well as performing a detailed audit of the profits and expenditures from international adoption. the enforcement of the special adoption law calls for the ministry to set limits on adoption fees. however, while the ministry has set a limit on adoption fees for domestic adoption (2.7 million won, approximately $2,700 USD), the ministry has not set such a limit on international adoption fees. because of this, adoption fees vary widely based on the receiving country and the adoption agency and has received a lot of criticism for being overly expensive.

the total fees for holt korea and american adoption agency catholic charities, which worked together to broker hyunsu’s adoption, was $41,650 USD (or approximately 44 million won), roughly 16 times more than the fees for domestic adoption. the fact that holt has hiked up its fees by 30% within the past four years has also been a source of controversy.

the ministry also ran a special audit on two adoption agencies, including holt in 2008 and found that during that period even though the agency was obligated to first try to find domestic adoptive families, holt made no efforts to do so and instead pushed for international adoptions and after an inspection of its ledgers was found to have misappropriated fees as donations and was asked then to correct and improve its systems.”

Yah! About time!

Sleepy face amongst the blankets. #Calvin #mylilguy #dogs #doglife #dogsofinstagram #goodmorning #sleepyhead

Sleepy face amongst the blankets. #Calvin #mylilguy #dogs #doglife #dogsofinstagram #goodmorning #sleepyhead

I visited the Halmeoni exhibition today at the National Museum of Korean Contemporary History. I highly recommend everyone go and see it. Moved to tears. #korea #herstory #halmeoni

I visited the Halmeoni exhibition today at the National Museum of Korean Contemporary History. I highly recommend everyone go and see it. Moved to tears. #korea #herstory #halmeoni