Each year, over 9000 children are abandoned in South Korea. Out of this number -- largely due to the stigma associated with domestic adoption -- only about a third are adopted into loving families...while the rest are forced to enter foster facilities. In an attempt to bring much needed attention to this matter (and hopefully to effect change in social attitude), top Korean stars have taken time out of their busy schedules to once again come together (with photographer Cho Sei Hyun) to show their support for these children! Please read on to find out more about this fantastic and truly heartwarming project, and (as a bonus) to see your favorite stars alongside these precious children in need. 

‘Letters of Angels’ is a campaign that started back in 2003 to promote child adoption in South Korea. Based on statistics from the Social Welfare Society, currently, about 6,000 children are under foster facilities. Photographer Cho Sei Hyun’s hope is that his gallery will not only bring attention to these children, but also to promote domestic adoption giving them a chance to be placed with kind families that would be willing to care for them.

In each year's gallery, photographer Cho Sei Hyun takes photos of actors, singers, and comedians holding babies -- in need of adoption -- and displays them during December. The children in the photos range from those with mental disabilities, some that had been abandoned by unmarried mothers, and children that are currently under foster care.

Some celebrities that took part this year include: Lee Joon Ki, Ahn Jae Hyun, G-Friend, Seo Hyun JinShin Dong Yup, B1A4's Jinyoung, Hong Jong HyunKim So Hyun, and Lee Jae Yoon

Lee Joon Ki

Ahn Jae Hyun

Jin Young

Sin Dong Yup


The Gallery event will take place at the Insa Art Center from December 21st to the 27th.

What are your thoughts on the 'Letter of Angles' project? Please let us know below!

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