In a world where unwanted babies are often left to their own devices and parents who are unable to raise them are afraid to speak out, the time has come for us to be as proactive as possible when it comes to their proper care. In the streets of South Korea, babies are usually left to perish on the side of the road and this is a major problem that authorities want to put a stop to.
Lee Jong-rak is a South Korean pastor and he came up with a viable solution to one of the nation’s longest running problems. His idea? Create something that is known as a “safe box”, where parents who are unable to take care of their little ones are able to drop them off without feat of judgment or prosecution. These boxes allow the babies to receive the care that they need and find new homes.
Parents who have unplanned pregnancies do not always have the means to seek an abortion before the child is brought to term and while they do not have the ability to offer the child a good home, this can lead to further issues that are even more difficult to overcome. When a parent leaves an unwanted baby in a public place, this decision is rarely made out of malice.
In the majority of instances, it is made out of fear and thanks to this pastor’s wonderful idea, the fear has now been removed from the equation almost entirely. Pastor Lee prays that no more children are forced to experience this sort of abandonment and thanks to these boxes, South Korean babies will no longer be left on the roadside.
While this idea might seem a little bit far fetched to some and there are others who believe that the people who create a life should be responsible for its care, this is not always the reality for some of us. The baby boxes are designed to remove this all too common issue from society and we are glad to see that someone is willing to take the time to come up with a solution that actually works.
Before you decide to watch the video below, be sure to take a moment to grab yourself a Kleenex or two….you are definitely going to need it. This story is the definition of bittersweet and if you would like to find out more about this pastor’s plan, we urge you to take a moment to watch for yourself.