Thursday, May 08, 2008

Having 3 kids in Korea

Well, it has been official for some time now, but a third little bundle of joy is on the way in December. This one was not necessarily planned but is certainly welcome.
I understand that Korea is having a bit of a population crisis and is encouraging people to have more than two children through several incentives that vary from city to city for those who have a third (or more) child. Some of those I have heard of include cash stipends, free car seats and strollers, free garbage disposals, free highway toll fees in certain cities among a host of other things. Again, the bennies all depend on where you live and for those interested it is best to contact your local office (동사무서) as well as district and city offices (구,군,시) for specific information on what is available in your area.
For those living in Daegu, stay tuned here and I will try to keep you informed as I get the information. Since the baby is not due till December and planning for new incentives is still underway, I expect much to change between now and then.


EFL Geek said...

Congratulations! How old are the first two?

Fencerider said...

oldest will be 6 in june, younger is a good solid 2...daughter and son respectively.

Kim said...


My oldest is 6.5 (7 in Sept) and my youngest will be 2 in Dec. Like you, girl and boy.

Are you going to find out if this one is a boy or girl?

I look forward to all the baby updates.

If this baby is born in Korea, do they have the same type of rules as the U.S does? Would this baby automatically be a Korean citizen?

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