But What Do YOU Think About the Baby Box?

by Luanne
Last Monday, Kasey wrote about the Baby Box in Korea. She talked from the perspective of an international Korean adoptee who has been thinking more in-depth about adoption recently.

The Baby Box is one of those painful controversies where it seems both sides have very valid concerns and the best of intentions. Pastor Lee and the people who support the Baby Box are concerned for the lives of babies who might be at risk because their mothers feel they cannot keep them. Opponents of the Baby Box view it as dehumanizing and a permanent severing for these children from their rights to their own familial and genetic histories.

Many adoptees feel a powerful need to search for their birth families and to learn more about the people they come from and the genes they carry. This will never happen for babies left in the Baby Box.

Here are two videos to help you decide. Then look at the photo of the baby girl left in the Baby Box. Maybe you will cry, too.

Baby girl left in baby box

Baby girl left in baby box

Comments

  1. I think it is a good idea; a safe baby is important.I understand feeling disconnected but a child would feel disconnected if they were left by a dumpster or on the steps of a church as well.

  2. So sad, but I think I’d also prefer being left in a baby box than in front of a church or a hospital. I don’t have any information about my birthmother, but I am fine with that and I am happy that I have been giving the opportunity to live a fulfilling life with my Danish parents:)

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