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Thursday, June 21, 2007

Adoption Q and A 12

I live in India and I want to adopt a child. Recently I got a call from a friend of mine asking me to take a child that a mother want to give away because she cannot care for the child but she wants money to take care of herself. What should I do?

Short answer: You must refuse.
Long answer: If this mother is genuinely interested in the welfare of a child, she can give the child to the government and they will place the child for adoption. She seeking money is dangerous because this may not be the end of it. After months or years, she can come back and blackmail you because you have not adopted this child legally. There have been cases where the government had to intervene and take the child away from sincere parents yet not done a legal adoption. Illegal adoption forces you to live in a life of lies for the rest of your life.

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