Victims of Balmandir
In March of 2004, a mysterious slowdown began in Nepali adoptions. Few (if any) placement agencies were upfront about what was going on. Most spun one lie after another.
In fact, on March 8th, 2004, Taja Khabar published "Victims of Balmandir," and Nepali adoptions slowed to a crawl. The article alleged child trafficking at Nepal Children's Organization (NCO/Bal Mandir) and described a reputed adoption without consent to the United States.
Here is an English translation (name of adoptive child removed):
Victims of Balmandir at the Refuge of Palace
Taja Khabar Weekly
8th March 2004