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International: Lebanese war children adopted abroad go in search of their roots
Agence France-Presse – August 15, 2017
Many of those adopted abroad during Lebanon’s 15-year civil war have embarked on the same process of tracing their biological parents. But such searches are often complicated by reams of false paperwork and secrets that many people would prefer remain buried. Zeina Allouche, co-founder of the Badael-Alternatives NGO, estimates that at least 10,000 Lebanese children were adopted during the war, which lasted from 1975 to 1990.