According to NPR, the Korean government encourages inter-Korean adoption but now some 19,000 children live in orphanages.
Korea sends the world's fourth largest number of babies abroad. Some 1,376 Korean babies were adopted to the U.S. last year. China took first place with 6,493 babies sent to the U.S., followed by Guatemala with 4,135 and Russia with 3,706.Aug.28,2007
It is intereting that a Korean person blame the myth about the blood as a factor for this "exporting babies"