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Bringing home our son from Korea

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Paige Beauchamp


My husband and I adopted our son from Korea about a year ago. After we went to Korea and saw all those babies in the orphanage my life completely changed. I knew before this that I would adopt many children but my passion grew stronger. I knew I couldnt just sit there and not do anything. We are now starting our second adoption from Korea. Adoption is very expensive and I refuse to use the excuse of " we didnt have enough money" as a reason not to bring another child home. We are doing everything that we can to bring him home. We are cutting back, saving, my husband has been building cuttingboards ( www. to sell, my in laws have been having craft sales to raise funds. We are asking for help from everyone we know. We aren't the type of people to ask someone for money but if you knew your child was on the other side of the world waiting for you to raise enough money, I am sure you would do the same. Please help us bring our second son home. There are 147 million orphans in the world help us give one more a home!

Here are some facts about Korean adoptions:

An average of 1 out of every 250 Korean babies born are given up for adoption. Adoption is simply not accepted in Korea. Korean traditional society places significant weight on paternal family ties, bloodlines, and purity of ‘race’. This is why there are so many more boys for adoption than girls. Boys carry on the family name so girls are more likely to be adopted by Koreans. Children of mixed race or those without fathers are not easily accepted in Korean society.Many families would go through excessive and expensive procedures such as surrogacy or in vitro fertilization to ensure that their offspring are at least related than to accept a child of a complete stranger into their family. Korean citizenship is directly related to bloodlines. Children not a part of a Korean family (orphans) are not considered legal citizens of Korea. Another reason is the stigma of adoption. Ninety-five percent of families who do adopt choose babies less than a month old so that they can pass them off as their natural born offspring, overlooking older adoptable children. This is why all babies from Korea are 6 months or older. Furthermore, the rate of adoption disruption( orphans are given back to orphanage) among domestic adoption in Korea is outrageous. It makes me terribly sad to learn that Korea will end international adoption because all these babies will go without homes. They will remain in social welfare.



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