Despite the personnel changes at the Ministry, the new director has taken the new assignment well and she hardly has slowed down the EP approvals. I have heard some good things about her, and hope that she will continue to give hope. The approvals are continuing, and the family court dates are continuing to be assigned, and families are making travel arrangements.
While it is still highly doubtful the Ministry can meet the quota set for
the year 2013, it appears that the Ministry is trying to do what it can despite
the big roadblock ahead that will certain to slow them down when they move to
On another note, the National Human Rights Commission of Korea has ruled
that the Baby Box in Korea does not violate human rights and the facility is
legal. Apparently a complaint was filed by an activist adoptee to the
National Human Rights Commission, hoping they would rule against the Baby
Box. But to her dismay the Commission ruled against her and stated that
it does not violate human rights, but instead the actions taken by the Baby Box
is in upholding human rights by protecting the children.