Do you know this?

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

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Bringing adoptive families to India (Adoption discussion)

Barring the recent few years, India has been placing almost 1000 children in inter-country adoption. That means there are thousands of families living out there somewhere other than India with children from Indian origin. Most of the families are very sincere in nurturing Indian culture in their children. Government of India and CARA could also consider measures to help them help us.

One such measure that I would like to suggest is hosting an adoptee conference once every four years in different cities. This gives a family three to four opportunities to bring their children to India before they become adults. Many families bring their children to India on homeland tours but they do not have any kind of government backing. What I am suggesting is to have them come on something similar to Pravasi Bharati Divas (NRI Conference).

This could have positive implications on our tourism economy apart from conveying to the children of Indian origin that their roots still long for them. Families could be given travel and lodging concessions. This kind of nurturing could lead to long term relationships that could lead to very strong families abroad and image makeover of India world over apart from contributing to the economy.

What do you think? Do you think that such ideas encourage more families abroad to bring their children to India? Would you bring your child(ren)? Would you like government backing of some kind or do you like to bring them on your own on a homeland tours and why?


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