The baby went to live with her cousin and his wife. Afghan officials informed the U.S. Embassy she would be raised by a cousin. The newlywed couple was educated and lived in a city with access to hospitals.
The man worked in a medical office and ran a co-ed school. His wife was a high school graduate. And she and is fluent in English and two other languages.
Unlike many, this Afghanistan couple married for love.
For the next year and a half, the baby was legally raised by the Afghan couple. They claim she was happy and loved. And they were never told when Mast was able to adopt her in the U.S.