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Groups Work to Overcome Adoption Stigma in Kenya

A 2007 study estimated there were at least 250,000 children living and working in the streets of Kenya, with more than 60,000 of them in Nairobi. Adoption agencies have tried to reduce those numbers by matching orphaned or abandoned children with suitable families. Misconceptions about adoption have been a hurdle, however, to finding homes for children in need.   Kate Irungu is the mother of two children, a 10-year-old boy and an eight-year-old girl. For her and her husband, the...

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