Only last week every news item on Nepal was about how well the CA election was conducted, and about the Maobadi's strong showing. Now it seems the country is back to "normal", with police beating the monks. What a disgrace!
Just saw this investigative piece on Nepali Times...worth the read!
On sale: Adoption from Nepal is beginning to look like trafficking
We posed as a British couple wishing to adopt a Nepali child and were told that the process was complicated and involved eight government offices and agencies. The broker said he could take care of the entire process for a $1,500 fee. If we decided to adopt from his orphanage, a further donation of $5,000 was strongly suggested.Although he initially insisted on up-front cash of a third of his fee, he agreed to take a cheque for just over half the total amount. Immediately after we agreed to pay, he said he had just met a family from his village who wanted to put up for adoption a child the age we wanted. Earlier, he had said it could take months to find a child as young as we were looking to adopt.