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Indonesia Outlaws Adoption of Acehnese Orphans
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Indonesia Outlaws Adoption of Acehnese Orphans

Indian Ocean Tsunami 2004-05

Indonesia Outlaws Adoption of Acehnese Orphans

Indonesia Outlaws Adoption of Acehnese Orphans
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The Indonesian government temporarily bans all adoptions of 35,000 children who were orphaned or separated from their parents by the tsunami. They government draws up plans to place orphans in Islamic boarding schools. But the schools have yet to be built and Acehnese families have been taking neighborhood orphans into their homes. NPR's Adam Davidson reports.

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