There were many reasons why G.O.A.’L launched the Dual Citizenship Campaign. The system that allowed Korean adoptees to maintain dual citizenship was not widely known by the public and the adoption agencies actively discouraged adoptive parents from attaining dual citizenship for their child. Furthermore, the adoptee would have had to choose one of the citizenships at the age of 20 or 22 (depending on gender).
Additionally G.O.A.’L feels it is important to acknowledge that Korean adoptees did not voluntarily give up their Korean citizenship. Under the current Nationality Law (effective until December 31, 2010) Korean citizenship was revoked without ever providing consent for this. By introducing a law that allows dual citizenship, Korean adoptees are given a choice again. With this in mind and feeling that one has a right to obtain something that was taken from them in the first place, G.O.A.’L initiated the Dual Citizenship Campaign.
G.O.A.’L does not feel that every Korean adoptee