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Rise in Baby Trafficking in India Cuts Adoption Numbers, Fuels Trade

An increase in baby trafficking in India is reducing the number of children available for adoption and fueling the lucrative trade as more couples wait to adopt, government officials said on Wednesday. Government figures show currently 1,700 children are available for adoption in India, the world's second most populous country with 1.25 billion people, while some 12,400 families want to adopt. About 3,010 babies were adopted in 2015/16. Government officials overseeing adoptions...

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