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Mihaela Jordan is one of the many who lived in the sewer after the collapse of communist Romania in 1989. First-generation “sewer children” have now grown into adults. There was never a chance for them to escape and experience another life. But now, with improved adoption policies internationally, there is more hope for “sewer children.”

The Alliance For Children provides information on the process for adopting children from Romania. Being the 12th largest country in Europe, and with adoption policies changing in 2004, Romanian adoptions are quickly becoming a source of securing happy family life for many needy children.