Welcome to KoRoot!

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A guesthouse for

Korean adoptees

and their loved ones

We opened in July 2003 and we welcome
more than 300 adoptees annually. 

KoRoot Guest House was founded in July 2003 to help returning Korean adoptees to resolve the challenges faced in Korea by providing them with accommodation and assistance for family search orientations, interpreting, and providing information to ease them while they are staying in Korea.

KoRoot is a large residential home with a beautiful garden located between Bukhansan Mountain toward the north and the historical Gwanghwamoon district of Seoul toward the south. It is on several bus routes and about a 15 minute walk from Gyeongbukgung subway station.​

KoRoot Guesthouse has the capacity to host 14 guests daily and is providing around 3000 nights on a yearly basis. ​

KoRoot Guest House is operated with support from the 2022 Post Adoption Service Budget provided by the Ministry of Health and Welfare and the National Center for the Rights of the Child.

Currently, KoRoot Guest House is strictly following government guidelines on COVID-19 prevention. It also put extreme cautions on cleaning the furniture and air conditioner and steam washing bed mattresses in each room to keep a clean and safe space. 

Adoptees who stay at KoRoot Guesthouse come from a wide variety of backgrounds and nationalities, with diverse individual stories. KoRoot strives to build global solidarity among overseas adoptees, working with and for the adoptee community, promoting sharing and exchange knowledge and friendship. 

The staff and volunteers are warm and dedicated, and a valuable resource for many adoptees.​

We hope to see you soon!