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Story Publication logo September 12, 2011

Nepal: Adoption Limbo

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For decades, Nepali girls have been victims of sex trafficking, with thousands of them sold each...

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Orphanage in Nepal. Nepal, 2011.
The U.S. State Department has suspended adoption of abandoned Nepalese children, citing numerous examples of unreliable and possibly fraudulent documents.
For American families who were in the midst of finalizing adoptions from Nepal, the new U.S. policy left them in limbo. The onus was now on those families to prove that the child they wanted to adopt is a legitimate orphan. Habiba Nosheen traveled to Nepal to meet American adoptive parents who are fighting to bring their adopted children home, as well as Nepalese biological parents whose children were put up for adoption without their consent.

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