It's a gut-wrenching choice. But it's what one 40-year-old Indian woman was compelled to do when her adopted son's status was thrown into doubt by a criminal case involving his biological mother. Not knowing if he could ever be truly hers, she had to give him up. That experience has become more common, OZY reports, under India's newly digitized adoption system that's resulted in 5 percent of kids being returned — a number experts say far exceeds previous rates.
What would help? Advocates say the new system "lacks human connection" by asking parents to accept matched children without even meeting them.