A government official announced Wednesday that intercountry adoptions from Cambodia will resume in 2014, ending a five-year moratorium imposed amid widespread reports of child exploitation in the sector. Cambodia banned adoptions shortly after passing the Adoption Law in 2009 in response to reports of child trafficking and children being sold to orphanagesódespite having one or more parents still livingóand adopting parents paying large sums of money to obtain children. In October 2012, the government said it would lift the ban by early 2013. But countries with their own bans on adopting children from Cambodia did not respond in
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