Often they have been placed in black plastic bags, their bodies blue.
I have no criticism of the adoption services here in the UK but they could not give me the daughter we craved.
I am so thankful that I was born here, not there, and have enjoyed all the privileges that go with being British.
And I get annoyed when I hear anyone whinge about our social problems over here – they are nothing in comparison.
I felt completely overwhelmed as she held on to my finger and I felt that first, sharp, fretful pang of motherly love.
I had first visited the Edhi orphanage in 2007 when I was making a documentary for the BBC, Saira Khan’s Pakistan Adventure.