It has been one year since Cambodia announced that it was lifting its ban on intercountry adoptions beginning January 1, 2013, but despite praising Cambodia’s efforts to implement international regulations, countries that ban adoptions of Cambodians said this week that they were no closer to removing restrictions. In December 2001, the U.S. suspended adoptions from Cambodia, citing “baby selling and baby ab*duction” and a “seriously flawed” screening process. The U.K., Aus*tralia, France, Ger*many and Italy were among other countries that promptly followed suit. The U.S. said this week that the situation leading to the suspension has not changed
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