One of the law changes we are seeking is to allow birthmothers of 24 years or younger to not have to register the baby's name in the official Korean family registry. Forcing the names on the family registry has led to an increase of abortions and abandoned babies in South Korea.
We are also seeking new laws to help special needs children to be adopted earlier than the 5 month holding period for international adoptions, so that those with special needs can get intervention care as soon as possible. Along with this, we are seeking to remove the 7 day waiting period for newborns with special needs so that they can get immediate medical care as needed.
In short, we are seeking to bring justice for the orphans and most vulnerable in our nation.
How can you help?
1. Download the petition form here.
2. Get as many signatures as possible from people of Korean decent.
3. Send in the signed petition forms to the OEM office by November 18, 2013 either in person or by mail:
Onnuri Community Church
c/o Onnuri English Ministry (OEM)
Mission Building 6th Floor
Seobinggo Dong 241-96
Seoul, SOUTH KOREA
4. Pray for these laws to change to protect and bless the orphans of Korea.
Thank you very much!