Nepal -- Paper Orphans documentary posted on the web

Paper Orphans documentary posted on the web (PEAR Nepal):

Part 1:

Part 2:

Part 3:

Part 4:

It would be useful if the FBI and Interpol took a good look at the Western organizations that worked with these homes.

Some background to the TDH/Image Ark documentary Paper Orphans

The Terre des hommes/Image Ark documentary Paper Orphans was a major reason so many receiving countries suspended adoptions from Nepal.

Paper Orphans focuses on three NGOs -- Nepal Children's Organization (NCO/Bal Mandir), the Helpless Children Protection Home (HCPH), and the Education Centre for Helpless Children (ECHC).

For background to the documentary, see the following links.

The Nepal premier at Patan Museum (March 2010):

Paper Orphan\Kishan Sharki (Kantipur Daily):


Paper Orphans on the Screen (Voice of Children):

The Hague screening (June 2010):

2010 Special Commission of the Hague Releases its Conclusions and Recommendations:


Nepal skips the Hague meet on adoption (Republica):

Nepal Children's Organization (NCO/Bal Mandir):

Victims of Balmandir:


Corruption at Nepal Children's Organization (NCO/Bal Mandir):

(Also discusses NCO/Bal Mandir's new alliance with the Mitrataa Foundation.)


Prachanda Raj Pradhan -- head of the Child NGO Federation Nepal (CNFN):

The Helpless Children Protection Home (HCPH):

Paper Orphans & The Helpless Children Protection Home:


Dalit Couple Foils Adoption Of Offspring (Republica):


Adopted Children always in disputes! (Voice of Children):

Uttar Tamata (interviewed in Paper Orphans) owns the Children's Home (Bal Griha) -- a home at the center of Al Jazeera's recent adoption documentary:

Nepal: Children for sale (Al Jazeera):

Also worth reading (for general background on Nepali adoptions):

Trade of Children (Voice of Children):


Orphaned or Stolen? The U.S. State Department investigates adoption from Nepal, 2006-2008

Exclusive State Department internal cables from Freedom of Information Act requests

The Huffington Post:


Swiss National Radio on Nepali adoptions (English translation):


Reprinted from PEAR Nepal:




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