Manufactured Orphans

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The documentary Manufactured Orphans will air on Jan. 31 at 8pm Singapore time.

“Nearly 90% of the estimated 143 million children in orphanages worldwide are not orphans at all. They are systematically bought, coerced, and stolen away from their birth families. The adoption industry is a huge market driven by money where orphans are ‘manufactured’.

With the help of human rights defender and investigator, Arun Dohle, Jyothi follows the criminal trail to India to unmask the deception behind her adoption story. The search is important to connect not just with her roots, but also with herself to be able to define who she is. And to expose the crime that tears countless babies apart from their birth families.”

“And we must believe that moving children from a world of deprivation to a world of luxury is always good because adoptees gain better futures even though this may have been caused by (forcible) separation from their biological and extended families. We see the material benefits of adoption. What we don’t see are the psychological scars and the pain that result from knowing that you, as an adoptee, landed up where you are because you were abandoned by your own mother. Or, so you’re told.” — Sumithra Prasanna

For original article, The Murkier Side of Adoption visit here.

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