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In this March 31, 2012 photo, Sharon Brooks shows a room meant for a child she was planning to adopt in New York. Brooks, 56, waited three and a half years for the release of a little girl in Vietnam after the U.S. froze adoptions there in 2008 amid serious fraud concerns. Finally, in January, Brooks learned the child she had named Akira-Li would instead be adopted by a Vietnamese family. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

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In this March 31, 2012 photo, items meant for Akira-Li, a child Sharon Brooks was planning to adopt, are shown at her house in New York. Brooks, 56, waited three and a half years for the release of a little girl in Vietnam after the U.S. froze adoptions there in 2008 amid serious fraud concerns. Finally, in January, Brooks learned the child she had named Akira-Li would instead be adopted by a Vietnamese family. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

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A towel with Akira-Li's name on it sits next to her picture in the New York home of Sharon Brooks, 56, who also bought other things for the child she hoped to adopt from Vietnam. But after 3 1/2 years of waiting because the U.S. froze adoptions there amid fraud concerns, Ms. Brooks (below) learned the girl would instead be adopted by a Vietnamese family. (Associated Press)

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In this March 31, 2012 photo, Sharon Brooks shows a room meant for a child she was planning to adopt in New York. Brooks, 56, waited three and a half years for the release of a little girl in Vietnam after the U.S. froze adoptions there in 2008 amid serious fraud concerns. Finally, in January, Brooks learned the child she had named Akira-Li would instead be adopted by a Vietnamese family. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)