Graph from the UNICEF/TDH report
The trend of child follows the trend of intercountry adoption. "Abandonments" in Kathmandu Valley plummet after intercountry adoption was suspended in May–June 2007. The number of abandoned children picked up again in December 2007 after the announcement that adoption would be reopened.
General trafficking articles and the UNICEF/TDH report with extensive information about biological families being misled or tricked.