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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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Nov 29th, 2014
Someone from Margate City, NJ writes:
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It's 2014...As long as people pass the proper background checks, why can't we just cut through all the red tape & give these children the love that they deserve, immediately? How quickly things would change, if the adults who are holding up the process, were the ones left in institutions, for years on end.
Nov 28th, 2014
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Nov 7th, 2014
Someone from Indianapolis, IN writes:
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At the core, this is an issue of human rights.
Nov 4th, 2014
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Oct 23rd, 2014
Someone from Slater, IA writes:
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Every child needs a family.
Oct 20th, 2014
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Someone from Grand Forks, ND writes:
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It is a basic human right, let alone need, for every child to be loved and cared for. Through family, one first finds their sense of identity.
Oct 5th, 2014
Someone from Washington, NJ writes:
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It is EVERY child's God given right to be loved and cared for by a wonderful family. They did not choose to be in the position they're in and we need to slip into their shoes and try to empathize with them. As a mother, I beg that the suspension be lifted.
Sep 30th, 2014
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Aug 28th, 2014
Someone from Cresskill, NJ writes:
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So grateful to have my beautiful Nepali daughter who I adopted in 2007. Please lift the suspension!