Supporting international adoption of children

The South Korean government introduced the quota system in 1996 after news media and politicians began calling overseas adoptions a disgrace to then affluent South Korea. From a high of 8,000 a year during the 1980s, only 2,057 Korean children were adopted abroad in 1997. The economic crisis of 1997/8 greatly increased the number of broken homes and abandoned children. International adoption agencies are now working to reverse the official policy and relieve the overflowing children's homes.
Abandoned children
Type Classification:
E: Emanations of other strategies
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 3: Good Health and Well-being