Choi Hyung-sook

In South Korea, activists try to support single mothers

While Americans were celebrating their mothers and grandmothers and other important women this weekend, South Koreans were celebrating single mothers. It's a big deal in a country where single mothers are encouraged to abort their babies or put them up for adoption, for fear of shaming their families.

Global Politics

Single Mothers in South Korea

Single Mothers day in South Korea is a day that's getting support from adoptees who've moved back to Korea. They'd like to see single motherhood become more acceptable there so that unwed mothers feel less pressure to put their babies up for adoption.

Global Politics

Single Mothers in South Korea

Single Mothers day in South Korea is a day that's getting support from adoptees who've moved back to Korea. They'd like to see single motherhood become more acceptable there so that unwed mothers feel less pressure to put their babies up for adoption.

In South Korea, activists try to support single mothers

While Americans were celebrating their mothers and grandmothers and other important women this weekend, South Koreans were celebrating single mothers. It's a big deal in a country where single mothers are encouraged to abort their babies or put them up for adoption, for fear of shaming their families.