Paper Orphans

They still have one or both parents and still end up as orphans on the “adoption market”. It sounds pretty unlikely, but some Nepalese orphanages make it possible. The Flemish Jurgen Conings of the organization “Action for Child Rights” discovered the abuses. Reporter Filip Huygens followed him to Nepal in search of evidence of the trade in so-called “paper orphans”. Made for Canvas, public Flemish broadcaster.