Manufactured Orphans

Manufactured Orphans

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Believing she was 'stolen' and trafficked as an 'orphan', Jyothi Svahn goes on a multi-country hunt for her birth family - and uncovers an international adoption industry built on lies, greed and heartbreak.

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Chapter 1: Jyothi

"I’ve never been happy. I don’t know how to be happy." 

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Chapter 2: Adoptions centrum

"We are very interested that adoptions are carried out in the right way..." "Apparently not."

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Chapter 3: Arun

"My mother would have kept me if she was not coerced into believing it would be better for me... It’s a crime."

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Chapter 4: The search for Kamala Bai

"I have been treated like a dog... But still they don't have the decency to say anything to me."

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Chapter 5: Tumkur Village

"It feels like I'm chasing a ghost... I’m more lost than I was before the search."

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Final Chapter: Reunion

"I never dreamt that I’d see her again. I gave up and thought it was my fate."


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