HONG KONG - A DUTCH diplomat and his wife have given up a seven-year-old Korean girl they had adopted when she was just four months old.
They said they had failed to integrate her into their family, consulate officials in Hong Kong said yesterday.
The couple, whose names were not released, made the move in the last few months, seven years after they adopted her when the diplomat was working in South Korea, a South Korean consulate spokesman said.
'They now have their own children. They decided it was difficult to raise her because of cultural shock. They said she's not willing to eat their food. That's one of the reasons. It's a strange reason,' said the spokesman, who did not want to be named.