Seoul Adventist Hospital Orphanage / Sung Yuk Won (Seoul, KR)

A home established in 1951 for victims of the Korean War, housing about 38 children, operated by the hospital and the Korean Union. It provided for many orphaned children who were brought to the Seoul Adventist Hospital suffering from malnutrition and various diseases such as tuberculosis, and who had no place to go. The orphanage was located on three-fourths acre (three-tenths hectare) of land that has three one-story red brick homes built around a lawn. The playground was at one end of the compound, and the whole compound was enclosed by a cement-block wall. Each home had its own kitchen, cook, and house parents. Additional children were not accepted after 1967, except for adoption. About 800 children have been adopted in America and Europe. The orphanage was closed in 1981. Directors: M...

From the Seventh-day Adventist Encyclopedia. Published with permission from the Review and Herald Publishing Association.

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