I saw this news as soon as I blogged about witnessing the Space Shuttle Endeavor, and just had to follow up with another blog as this is such an important bit of news. I have stated in the past that the new adoption laws in Korea will certainly drive more birthmothers to choose to abandon their babies as the new law requires the birthmothers to register the newborns under birthmothers' family registry, so the record can be kept for the babies as they may get adopted later.
The new law is starting to backfire as more and more children are being abandoned or discarded in many instances. Here is the story of a pastor, the Pastor Lee, Jong Nak of the Joosarang Church, who has set up a “Baby Box”, where birthmothers can drop off their newborns without questions. More and more babies are being abandoned at this Baby Box.
Please visit an article by Reuters on this story at:
Also, view the video of the Pastor Lee and his work as his facility has rescued many babies. I will be traveling to Korea early November and plan to visit the Pastor Lee, an angel who really represents the best of the Christian spirit.