Holt adoption baby

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Hard to Believe

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Take a look at these statistics from the Ministry of Health and Welfare, which I found on the Overseas Adopted Koreans (OAK) website:

Stats on Adoptees > Background of Adopted Koreans, 1958-2007
☞ Background of Adopted Koreans, 1958-2007
Year Abandoned Split family Single mother Total Male Mixed Disability Total
연도 기아 결손가정 미혼모 남자 혼혈 장애
1958~60 1,675 630 227 2,532 734 1,159 1,588 3,481
1961~70 4,013 1,958 1,304 7,275 2,254 2,659 2,064 6,977
1971-80 17,260 13,360 17,627 48,247 17,320 4,598 21,918
1981-90 6,769 11,399 47,153 65,321 30,460 16,378 46,838
1991-2000 225 1,444 20,460 22,129 12,009 8,987 20,996
2001 1 1 2,434 2,436 1,364 743 2,107
2002 1 2,364 2,365 1,679 827 2,506
2003 2 2 2,283 2,287 1,367 649 2,016
2004 1 2,257 2,258 1,385 705 2,090
2005 4 28 2,069 2,101 1,353 737 2,090
Total 29,950 28,823 98,178 156,951 69,925 3,818 37,276 111,019

Look especially at the 9 years from 1971-1980.

17,260 ABANDONED children!

Now, isn’t that a little hard to swallow?

I’m sure the Ministry of Health and Welfare’s matrix is not wrong – I think we have to consider the source here. I would venture to guess that source is none other than the adoption agencies.

They are the same ones who call babies of coerced expectant mothers “orphans”, even though their mothers are still alive. I’m sure they called a lot of those relinquished children “abandoned” as well.

Let’s do a little math here:

17,260 children divided by 9 year is 1,918 children per year.

The cease fire of the Korean War took place in 1953.

1971 – 1953 is 18 years. Many of the “abandoned” children from 1971 -1980, their mothers were even too young to have been directly affected by the war.

In that same period, 17, 627 single mothers relinquished their babies, as opposed to 1,304 the decade previous? What the heck changed? Along with split families (whatever that is), adoptions shot up to 48,247 from 7, 275 the decade previously.

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Written by girl4708

November 10, 2008 at 9:35 am

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  1. My bad – they are including the first year, so it’s every ten years. That’s still 1,726 children abandoned a year between 1971-80.

    I still find that incredibly hard to believe.

    I find it hard to fathom that over six times more babies were given away one decade vs. another.

    What the hell happened? Is that about the time Holt turned into an International adoption machine?

    girl4708

    November 13, 2008 at 4:26 am


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