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Korea Celebrates Adoption Day, Government Plans to Promote Domestic Adoption

Kim Hyung-eun, Arirang News.
MAY 12, 2006

The country marked its first Adoption Day on Thursday.

The government, last year, designated the day as part of its efforts to promote domestic adoption.

Kim Hyung-eun reports on how the day was commemorated and takes us in-depth on the issue.

Marking Korea's inaugural Adoption Day a ceremony was held in southern Seoul.
It was attended by nearly a thousand people including families with adopted children, government officials as well as some celebrities.
Korea's Health and Welfare Minister Rhyu Si-min urged the country to pay more attention to the issue while first lady Kwon Yang-suk sent a video message saying that the government will do its best to assist the families who adopt.

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