Florida Couple Waits to Adopt 10-Year-Old Afghanistan Boy, Leaves Country Amid Current Situation
By NBC News // August 29, 2021
loves soccer and dreams of becoming an engineer or a doctor
(NBC NEWS) – Thousands of miles away from where 10-year-old Noman lives in Afghanistan, a cheery bedroom awaits him in the South Florida home of a relative who wants to offer him a better life.
The bed is neatly made with a sea-green comforter. A teddy bear with a tiny plaid scarf sits on top. All that is missing is Noman — whom Bahaudin Mujtaba has been trying to adopt for five years.
The adoption has taken on particular urgency in recent days as the Taliban swiftly returned to power in Afghanistan, leading to desperate attempts to escape the country as it descended into chaos.
Meanwhile, Noman — who loves soccer and dreams of becoming an engineer or a doctor — is unsure what his future holds.
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