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There are approximately 18000 parents registered with CARA, while the number of children in the Government's adoption pool is less 1800.

Friday, July 06, 2007

Story of unconditional love

Her name is Lynda and lives in the USA. I met her in November of 2004 in a virtual adoption support group. She was contemplating about adopting a child from India. She is happily married and has four biological children. In 2004, I made some adoption greeting cards and book marks that I was giving away for free. She wrote to me and since then we never stopped communicating.

Since we already completed our adoption, I used to guide her with her journey of adoption. has been three years and she has adopted a girl child (Sananda) from Calcutta in the month of May. We still haven't met but our friendship gotten stronger by the day.

After we had relocated to India and started an orphanage, she expressed her unwavering support for our work. One day I received two books (in the picture above) for the HOPE House (our orphanage) and they are written in Tamil (local language). In one of our newsletters earlier, we had asked people to donate any Tamil books as our children at the HOPE House can only read Tamil. Lynda doesn't know a word of Tamil but took interest to search for child appropriate Tamil books to send it by mail. They are a perfect fit for our children.

What caught the attention of these books is not the gift itself. It is the intent and sacrifice behind it. Anyone can write a cheque but what Lynda did was to spend time to search and spend money in the midst of her own journey of adoption which needs lots of money. That I call it unconditional love. Thank you Lynda for being such a good friend.

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