Caring for the Unwanted

The Drop Box: Caring For Unwanted Children


Around the world unwanted children are handled differently depending on what help is available medically and what is socially
acceptable. In the civilized and scientifically advanced U.S. we just murder our children at an astonishing rate (I hope you caught the sarcasm in that). In many other countries with little access to abortion centers they simply abandon the children or worse. I am not sure which is the more inhumane.

But every once in a while we are made aware of someone who goes against the grain of his society to save the helpless and give voice to the voiceless. Such is Korean Pastor, Lee Jong-rak, who built a wooden “drop box” on the outer wall of his home. But the box wasn’t intended for clothing, food, or school supplies, it was meant to collect unwanted babies.

When “the drop box” “or “baby box” was constructed a few years ago, it flew completely under the radar of Korean government officials. However, as more and more children arrive in this box every week, the nation is starting to take notice.

Lee knows that his little wooden box isn’t the best solution, but his plight points to a much larger issue of abandonment, both in Korea, and across the globe.

As a simple man, with little education and no public notoriety, Lee was voiceless, much like the children he has sworn to protect.

Click on this link to learn more about The Drop Box.

“The Drop Box” – Documentary PROMO from Brian Ivie on Vimeo.

Thanks to Justin Taylor!