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Baby Dropbox

Updated: Tuesday, February 11 2014, 03:48 AM CST
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South Korea--

Sparking debate this morning, a pastor in South Korea becomes a father to 20 babies, creating a box drops for parents to drop off unwanted children.

The pastor adopted some of them, saying at least 19 infants are dropped off each month.

After a 2012 change in South Korea's adoption law, a mother must keep her newborn for seven days before adoption. The government says if a child is adopted, the parents records are kept secret.

They're now debating a revision in parliament to protect a parent's identity even if a child is not adopted.

Adoptee activists say many women are not married and feel they have no option but to use the baby dropbox.

The pastor says one in five babies dropped off is disabled.
      

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