Saira Khan Adopts Abroad (2 x 60′) – Two documentaries follow Saira Khan and her husband Steve on their journey to adopt a baby girl from an orphanage in Karachi, Pakistan. They have chosen one of the most dangerous countries in the world and will know nothing about the baby they hope to be given. This is a journey into the unknown.
In the UK, the couple have to go through the same rigorous process as domestic adopters. Only after an emotional eight months are they finally approved as prospective adopters. Forced to leave her young son behind with Steve in Oxford, Saira flies to Karachi alone. Under pressure, in a highly volatile city, she waits in her hotel for a call to tell her a baby has been left at the orphanage.
After just six days the call comes through. A three-day-old baby girl has been abandoned. For Saira, it’s time to meet her daughter.
Producer: BBC Productions
TX: Summer / Autumn 2011