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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.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Young Indians want to promote the message of adoption in India.

Recently when I was in Bangalore, I read an article in "Times of India" that said unlike in the past, many young Indians are volunteering to different social causes to make a difference. Biggest difference is the Internet that they are able to use to identify and reach out to the needy places. Places of choice ranges from orphanages to old age homes and causes related to women etc.

For the past few months I have been communicating with a young man from Ranchi through email who went to study in the US. He is so young that he may not even be eligible to adopt right now but certainly not limited in his enthusiasm to promote the message of adoption in India. After going back and forth with our mails he decided to launch a group called “Child Adoption in India” and it is a simple Google group.

Just in few days more than 55 people had joined. Most of them are very young and dynamic professionals and students. They all want to promote the message of adoption in India in someway or the other. Very few of them are adoptive parents. When I was asked to join, I considered it as a privilege and joined immediately.

What I would like for this group to do is to bring in more like-minded people to join this group and to learn & understand the intricacies of adoption. If you’re an adoptive parent or know of an adoptive parent, encourage them to join this group to nurture these young people. 2 – 3 years down the road if we could have group of 100,000 people, then the message of adoption moves like a wild fire in this country. Reaching out to schools, colleges, work places, places of faith and social clubs etc.

Every child deserves to be nurtured in a home that they may nurture their own communities in the future. Unfortunately the reverse is also true and India cannot afford to have people not caring for their own country any longer. Let’s join and bring more people to groups like these to join to make a difference.

Click here to join the group


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