How Canada barred adoptions from Muslim countries — and used Shariah law to do it
Federal government to review controversial 2013 Pakistan adoption ban after Fifth Estate investigation
At the Pakistani orphanage where he was abandoned at birth, little Imran packed his things and said goodbye to the children who weren't so lucky.
At four years old, Imran believed he would finally have a family.
"Say goodbye to me," he said. "My mom is coming to take me to Canada."
That was two years ago. He never made it — all because of a controversial policy that's kept hopeful Canadians separated from children they had created a space for in their hearts and their homes.
But after a year-long investigation by The Fifth Estate, that may change. The federal government says it will review a decision going back to 2013 when Canada banned adoptions from Pakistan without warning.