|Korea Celebrates 6th Adoption Day to Promote Domestic Adoption|
|The Korean government designated May 11th Adoption Day in 2006 to boost adoption rates within the country.
And this year, some 1-thousand government officials, social workers and adoptive parents participated in a special event in Seoul.
[Interview : Lee Hwa-sup, Adoptive parent] “People worry that they might not be happy because adopted children are not related to them. But look, we’re a very happy, loving family. When a beautiful child joins your family, it brings so much joy.”
The government started a new service on Wednesday, connecting adoption agencies and parents seeking to adopt a child, which will provide more information for both sides.
“May 11th was also chosen as Single Mom’s Day, to raise public awareness about the connection between adoption and single mothers and the discrimination the women face.”
Several Korean organizations, including TRACK and KoRoot, came together to organize the first international conference on single mothers and a special party where adoptees and women who gave up their children spoke up.
[Interview : Kim Do-hyun, Director
Experts demand that the government revise its adoption law so that mothers have at least 30 days to decide before giving up their child.
MAY 11, 2011