08 Nov 2011

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11/7/2011: “46 more children with parents identified in Sulur orphanage,” Times of India

An excerpt from an article in the November 7, 2011 edition of the Times of India, “46 more children with parents identified in Sulur orphanage,” by P. Sreedharan:

“COIMBATORE: The ongoing probe into the alleged international child trafficking racket involving an orphanage here after 23 Nepalese children were found in their custody under the guise of orphans has become murkier. The Child Welfare Committee probing into the institution has identified and sent 46 more children to their rightful parents so far.

More such cases are expected to crop up in the coming days claimed officials involved in the process. Majority of these children were from Assam and Bihar. Even though they were not orphans, they were lodged at Michael Job Centre for Orphan Girls in Sulur.”

Link to full story: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/coimbatore/46-more-children-with-parents-identified-in-Sulur-orphanage/articleshow/10637622.cms

1 Comment
  1. Did their parents want them back? How did they get to the orphanage? ……. I hope their parents did take them back joyously, and got financial help if needed so they could take care and keep their children. Adoption should be the absolute last option for any child. If a child is adopted, they should have an open adoption with visitations, and updates.

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