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Ratio of Babies Born to Multicultural Families Hits New High in 2019

Ratio of Babies Born to Multicultural Families Hits New High in 2019

SEJONG, Nov. 5 (Korea Bizwire) — The proportion of babies born to multicultural families out of all childbirths in South Korea reached an all-time high in 2019 due to the country’s low birthrate, government data showed Thursday. The number of babies born to multicultural married couples came to 17,939 last year, down 0.8 percent from [...]

New Dads Suffer as Postnatal Care Centers Impose Stringent Visitor Restrictions

New Dads Suffer as Postnatal Care Centers Impose Stringent Visitor Restrictions

SEOUL, Aug. 21 (Korea Bizwire) — A 37-year-old worker referred to only as Kim was asked to leave right after he brought his wife and new-born twins to rest at a postnatal care center. After the resurgence of COVID-19 in South Korea in recent days, the nation’s postnatal care centers shifted their policy towards banning [...]

Majority of Abandoned Babies from Baby Boxes Sent to Government Facilities

Majority of Abandoned Babies from Baby Boxes Sent to Government Facilities

SEOUL, Nov. 20 (Korea Bizwire) — In the last five years, the vast majority of the babies abandoned in baby boxes were found to have been sent to so-called ‘protection facilities’. The Board of Audit and Inspection of Korea (BAI) reported on Tuesday that between 2014 and 2018, 929 baby orphans out of 962 (96.6 [...]