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Gita Aravamudan - FirstPost 3 Sep 2017

Indian adoptees living all over the world search for their biological families and discover they were trafficked into orphanages and adopted by families overseas, often unbeknownst to their biological parents. 

Marouf Ali - Kashmir Observer12 Aug 2017

The Jammu and Kashmir High Court called on government to create an action plan to address the deficiencies in the state's orphanage homes. 

UNICEF 6 Aug 2017

UNICEF India is seeking a consultation to support the Child Protection priority area of programming in the new CPD around strengthening family based care and alternative care especially non-institutional alternatives.

Peter Jesserer Smith - National Catholic Register4 Aug 2017

Most children living in India's residential care institutions have a family; over the past six months, actors have come together to reform the child care system in Odisha state away from orphanages and toward family-based care. 

Femmie Juffer, Marinus H. van IJzendoorn and Marian J. Bakermans-Kranenburg - Child Maltreatment in Residential Care 3 Aug 2017

This study observed the physical growth and cognitive development in institutionalized toddlers in India, finding profound developmental delays in the sample group. 

The Free Press Journal 30 Jul 2017

Juvenile homes and other care insitutions discussed at plenary session of the State Conference on Juvenile Justice and Capacity Building in Bhopal, India, calling for the development of mechanisms in foster care and sponsorship due to the lacking capacity for institutions to care for children. 

Mark Townsend - The Guardian 29 Jul 2017

Thousands of children arrive at Kokata's Sealdah Station alone each year; unknown hundreds of those children are abducted and trafficked into slavery or the sex trade. 

U. Hiran - The Hindu17 Jul 2017

A police investigation found 28 children trafficked into an orphanage in Kerala, India, prompting the formation of an investigative task force to verify the identities and credentials of children living in institutions. 

Maya Sharma & Nehal Kidwai - NDTV12 Jul 2017

When three missing children living in an Bengaluru orphanage were brought to register for Aadhaar cards (India's resident identification card), it was discovered they already had cards issued in their names. Authorities were able to track their parents using the card, and the children were reunited with their families. 

Sumithra Prasanna & Ray Yeh - CNA Insider21 Jun 2017

This six part video series follows Jyothi Svahn, who, believing she was 'stolen' and trafficked as an 'orphan', goes on a multi-country hunt for her birth family - and uncovers an international adoption industry built on lies, greed and heartbreak.

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