Orphans

A boy stands on a tarp at the Foyer Notre Dame de la Nativite orphanage on the outskirts of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Friday, Feb. 2, 2018. The State Department is being urged by a group of U.S. senators to pressure the Haitian government into closing the orphanage where several children being adopted by U.S. families have been victims of alleged sexual abuse. (AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery)
February 02, 2018 - 10:27 pm
MIAMI (AP) — Ten members of the U.S. Senate have asked the State Department to pressure the Haitian government into closing an orphanage where several children being adopted by American families have been victims of alleged sexual abuse. The letter said "multiple" children at the Foyer Notre Dame...
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FILE - In this May 11, 2017, file photo, sisters Hannah, left, and Marissa Brandt, pose at their family's home in Vadnais Heights. Minn. Marissa, a native Korean who was adopted as an infant by parents in Minnesota, and her sister Hannah will both be playing in the upcoming Winter Olympics in women's hockey. Marissa for South Korea and Hannah for the U.S. (Scott Takushi/Pioneer Press via AP, File)
January 31, 2018 - 9:14 pm
When Megan Olson lands in South Korea for the Winter Olympics next week, she'll feel something that is both surreal and vivid. An intoxicating sense of belonging. A deep sense of loss. Pride, for the motherland she barely knows after being secretly adopted away. The 33-year-old social worker from...
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FILE - In this Oct. 25, 2017 file photo, Wesley Mathews is escorted by police during his transfer to Dallas County jail in Dallas. Mathews, the father of a 3-year-old girl whose body was found near their suburban Dallas home less than a year after she was adopted from an Indian orphanage, has been indicted on a capital murder charge. Mathews, 37, was also indicted in Dallas County Court on charges of abandoning a child and tampering with evidence. He is already charged with felony injury to a child. (AP Photo/LM Otero, File)
January 12, 2018 - 5:35 pm
DALLAS (AP) — The father of a 3-year-old girl whose body was found in a culvert near their suburban Dallas home about a year after she was adopted from an Indian orphanage was indicted Friday on a capital murder charge. Wesley Mathews, 37, was also charged in Dallas County with abandoning a child...
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FILE - In this Nov. 29, 2017 file photo Wesley Mathews, father of Sherin Mathews, appears in court at the Henry Wade Juvenile Justice Building in Dallas. An autopsy report shows 3-year-old Sherin Mathews, whose body was found in a culvert near her suburban Dallas home died from "homicidal violence." Wesley Mathews, told investigators that Sherin choked to death on her milk. He is charged with felony injury to a child. (David Woo/The Dallas Morning News via AP, Pool File)
January 03, 2018 - 1:45 pm
DALLAS (AP) — A 3-year-old girl whose body was found in a culvert near her suburban Dallas home little more than a year after she was adopted from an Indian orphanage died from "homicidal violence," according to autopsy findings released Wednesday. Steven Kurtz with the Dallas County medical...
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Sara, a child living at the Robin Hood orphanage, tries a ballet move while posing for a photo with other children in a corridor with painted windows, in Bucharest, Romania, on Friday, Nov. 3, 2017. One of the old-style orphanages still operating in Bucharest, it is due to close in 2018. Children who can't be reunited with their families or placed in foster care will move into state-supervised family-style homes. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)
December 19, 2017 - 3:07 am
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Soft toys on the beds and posters on the walls. No more than three children to a room. One of the girls living in the four-bedroom house gushes about getting makeup for her birthday. In this group home on a leafy street in Bucharest, Romania's orphanage nightmares seem far...
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FILE- This undated photo provided by the Richardson Texas Police Department shows 3-year-old Sherin Mathews. The manager of the orphanage in India where Sherin was adopted said the toddler was cheerful, healthy and eating well and her prospective parents eager to hear her voice last year. So she wants answers about what happened before the girl’s body was found in a culvert and her father was jailed, allegedly telling police the girl needed a special diet and choked to death on milk. (Richardson Texas Police Department via AP, File)
October 27, 2017 - 11:43 am
DALLAS (AP) — The Latest on the disappearance and death of a 3-year-old suburban Dallas girl (all times local): 10:35 a.m. A team of volunteer search and rescue dog handlers who helped search for a slain toddler in Texas say the dog that helped find her caught a scent from a long distance and went...
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FILE- This undated photo provided by the Richardson Texas Police Department shows 3-year-old Sherin Mathews. The manager of the orphanage in India where Sherin was adopted said the toddler was cheerful, healthy and eating well and her prospective parents eager to hear her voice last year. So she wants answers about what happened before the girl’s body was found in a culvert and her father was jailed, allegedly telling police the girl needed a special diet and choked to death on milk. (Richardson Texas Police Department via AP, File)
October 27, 2017 - 7:41 am
NEW DELHI (AP) — A toddler whose body was recently found in a drain in suburban Dallas was cheerful, healthy and eating well a year ago when she met her new parents, according to the manager of the Indian orphanage from where Sherin Mathews was adopted. Babita Kumari said she wants to know what...
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