48 Chinese orphans leave Hong Kong for adoption by Americans
Hong Kong (AP) - Fort-eight Chinese orphans left Hong Kong by jet airliner today for adoption by American families.
Most were between 8 and 14 years of age, and they were evenly divided between boys and girl.
It was the biggest group of orphans sent to the United States since the program wa inaugurated here in 1958. All came to Hong Kong prior to the mass refugee exodus from Red China last month.
The program is sponsored by the International Social Services which has moved 650 orphans from Hong Kong to the United States in the last four years.