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South Korea’s abandoned babies

skoreaflagAl Jazeera has an interesting short report on South Korea’s attempts to limit international adoptions and how its implementation of a law requiring new mothers to register their children and remain with them for 7 days has increased the number of infants being abandoned. Stigma attached to single parenthood and adoption procedures leaves orphanages struggling to meet the needs of the babies left there. Al Jazeera reports on the issue.
South Korea has recently signed the Hague Treaty and is in the process of changing its adoption law policy. Adoptions have steadily declined in the country and the laws are expected to continue to be restrictive.

 

 

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