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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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Apr 13th, 2015
Someone from Waldron, IN writes:
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Having a family is a basic human right!! Let's get these kids home to their families.
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Apr 6th, 2015
Someone from Chantilly, VA writes:
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It has been our dream to adopt from Nepal for many years. My husband if from Nepal and we would love to give a Nepali baby our love. We yearn to fill the missing part of our hearts as we suffer from infertility. But without a lift of the suspension of adoptions from Nepal this will never be possible. Please help us make our family whole.
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every child deserves to be loved and have a home. You could just as easily be in their situation. Can you imagine being born to a family that couldnt take care of you and then being sent to "live" in a place where their is no one hug you, tell you they love you, wish you a good nights sleep.
Mar 22nd, 2015
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Have Mercy OF those Children.
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Send these children to the parents that love them!!!
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Someone from Hartselle, AL writes:
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Right this wrong!!
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Feb 8th, 2015
Someone from Roy, UT writes:
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Every child deserves to have a family and place to call home. This ban is only hurting innocent children and the selfless families who want to help them have a chance at life.
Feb 6th, 2015
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Feb 5th, 2015
Someone from Rougemont, NC writes:
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Every child deserves a safe, loving family. Please help make that a reality for waiting orphans in Nepal.
Feb 5th, 2015
Someone from El Paso, TX writes:
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I see my child and he is so happy, so loved, and healthy. Every child deserves the same. I am not rich by any means but we are great parents, that is most important, we could make a difference to one child at a time.
Feb 3rd, 2015
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Someone from Glencoe, MO writes:
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Please watch the documentary called Stuck. You have the ability to truly change a persons life.
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