South China Morning Post: South Korea’s Dark Past as the West’s ‘Baby Farm’
At least 170,000 children were adopted from South Korea by families overseas in the decades since fighting ended in the Korean War. Most adoptees lived with middle-class, mostly white parents in Western Europe and the United States. But as some grew up and wanted to learn the circumstances behind their adoptions, they found many of the stories on record were untrue. Two adoptees and a South Korean mother recently shared stories about how some biological parents were pressured to give away their children.