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South Korea re-examines international adoption

Since the end of the Korean War, at least 160,00 children have been adopted from South Korea. At one point, South Korea became the largest supplier of children to developed countries. At first, many of the children were the result of wartime relationships with American soldiers. Today a majority of kids put up for adoption are the children of single mothers. Legislation was passed to place greater restrictions on foreign adoption. More recently, the Korean government amended legislation to try to reduce the stigma around adoption at home. Katharine Moon, Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution, studies domestic issues in South Korea and joins us for more. (Photo: Flickr/ Alex Proimos)

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