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In rural Nepal, where the going rate for a healthy orphan is $5,000 (£3,000), some 600 children are missing.
They were taken by agents who came to the villages promising that they would educate the children and give them a better life in the capital, sometimes for a steep fee. Between 20, hundreds of Nepali children with living parents were falsely listed as orphans and adopted by high-paying Westerners thousands of miles away.
One widow, according to the child protection charity Terre des Hommes, was unable to feed her seven children and sent them to an urban "child centre", where three were quickly adopted without her consent by rich Westerners.
Another, Sunita, was told by sneering authorities that she would never see her child again. Tens of thousands of babies, toddlers and young children are now adopted across international borders every year, according to Unicef.
Britain, where very strict rules apply, has very few overseas adoptions.
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