Each Day in Korea:
|4,000 ||Aborted Daily |
|7 ||Born Alive But Given up |
|Estimated Kept by Unwed Mothers |
|3.6 ||Domestic Adoptee (95% Secretly done) |
|3.4 ||InterCountry Adoptee |
Hmmm, what do the numbers mean? Well, according to many sources (See abortion label on left column of blog) there are 4,000 ABORTIONS every DAY. The Korean government figures “Only” the number 1,000 per day. At this conservative number of 1,000 times 365 = 365,000 per year. At the number of 4,000 times 365 = 1,460,000 per year.
Seven (7) are the number of babies Born Alive each day in 2008 (2,550) and given up for adoption both in country (Domestic) and InterCountry Adoptions (ICA). One might say they are lucky to be born alive.
Of the 7, Domestic (95 % are now secretly done) the number is 3.6 that are adopted to Korean families. This the ‘dirty little secret’ that does not often stay secret too long. Many find out as Late Discovery Adoptees (Ron Morgan's website)
Of the 7, who after five months are not adopted by their own ‘countrymen’ the ethnic Koreans, they are then available for Trans-Racial, Trans-Cultural, “overseas/Inter-Country” adoptions. One may go to Europe, two will go to USA.
LUCK? CHANCE? Yes, life is a Crap Shoot. These are the numbers that we, who are adopted, must face in our Journey of self-discovery and understanding of This Thing of Ours-Adoption.
The Korean War Baby highly recommend that you read carefully this: Beyond Culture Camp by the Evan B. Donaldson Adoption Institute. It is worth the reading and you may download the PDF for free. Next posting will be a short summary from the website. This is also relavant: ROLE OF RACE & LAW
This Thing of Ours-Adoption is complex! We need to read, compare, absorb, analyze ourselves, study, etc. to grow and find balance. If you are reading this you are maybe questioning and seeking truth, wondering perhaps about your own views on your very existence. THIS IS GOOD, seek the answers, stay open and balanced.