I posted this elsewhere before, but this one has great English subtitles. There has been a little response to the criticisms in this documentary, such as the quota to make intercountry adoptions equal domestic adoptions, but all the situations in this documentary still occur to this day.
It’s a terrible situation here in Korea, and adoptees are on the front lines pushing the government to DO THE RIGHT THING. These things are all a no-brainer for everyone abroad and most people in Korea. Korea still has a lot to learn about transparency and backroom deals and good ol’ boy networks are the order of the day. One has to ask why these practices continue, and the only explanations I can think of are that rationalizations have become second nature to the perpetrators, and loss of job and profit motivate them to perpetuate these crimes.
Not crimes in the legal sense, but crimes against what should be our inalienable basic human rights as people.