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Lift the suspension of adoptions from Nepal

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A six-month systematic examination into the circumstances surrounding the Department of State?s decision to suspend adoptions from Nepal was undertaken by BOTH ENDS BURNING.

The investigation uncovered:

1. The deliberate decision by the Department of State to suspend adoptions from Nepal despite any evidence to back up their allegations of ?serious irregularities? and ?indicators of fraud.?

2. Incompetent and incomplete field investigations undertaken by the Department of State to determine the orphan status of the children who had already been matched with American families, resulting in rejection of 90% of the ?pipeline? cases that were adjudicated after the suspension.

3. The determination by the Department of State that 55 of the ?pipeline? cases were not approvable, causing these American families to hire lawyers and investigators to overcome the Department of State?s conclusion that the children were not eligible for US immigration benefits.

4. The American families were able to submit additional evidence provided by their investigators and proved the validity of the child?s orphan status in every case, thereby proving that none of the allegations made by the Department of State were true.

5. On average, the children had to endure over 200 additional days in orphanages before they could come home to their adoptive families and the families spent an additional $25,000 proving the orphan status of their children.

6. Despite the absence of any serious irregularities or fraud, the Department of State steadfastly refuses to reopen adoptions from Nepal, causing hundreds, if not thousands, of children to remain subject to the neglect and abuse of institutionalized care that would otherwise have found homes in loving families.

Please call for the Department of State to lift the suspension of adoptions from Nepal. Ask for a formal investigation into these events and enact legislation that will end the bias against international adoptions within the Department of State.

READ THE FULL REPORT HERE: https://bothendsburning.org/help-out/current-initiatives/re-open-nepal/
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Dec 7th, 2016
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May 9th, 2016
Someone from Charlotte, NC writes:
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Children shouldn't be withheld the opportunity to be with the families that wish to bring them home.
Jan 30th, 2016
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Children desperately need parents. And we have lots of them ready to care for them and love them for life.
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Please don't deny these children good, loving homes.
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Please lift these restrictions so that these baby's can be with loving families!
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Children cannot be raised like cattle. They need affectionate, loving parents in order to thrive. If these allegations have been proven false, why should they wait another minute to be with a family that loves them and wants them? Please lift this suspension.
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My heart cries out to these children! So heartbreaking where they are and needing to waste away their days while families fight to adopt them. So many unfit parents are having kids, why is it so hard for fit parents to adopt a child and give them a proper home and family?
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Evan & Jennifer are wonderful parents - other children should have the opportunity to be as happy as Maya is.
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