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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.

Monday, September 15, 2008

Why more techies want to adopt in India ....

Last week there was an article in ‘Economic Times’ about more techies (people that are employed in the field of high tech industry) adopting in India. They have quoted many familiar people in the field of adoption in India. Newspaper had used different families to present various stages of adoption.

My immediate thought was ‘why do more techies are coming forward to adopt’? What’s the reason? I think there are three primary reasons.

Progressiveness: Most of the techies in India today are young (under 30 years of age) and have grown up either with a computer or a television at home. These electronic gadgets have enabled them to expand the horizon of their thinking and imagination. This progressiveness is helping techies to look at the concept of adoption in more positive light than the previous generations.

Financial stability: On average, techies are able to earn more with less education. For example, a person with 12th grade education with command in English can work as an employee of a call center and expect to earn in thousands.

Internet: Having easy access to Internet made the techies empowered with right kind of information to make informed decisions. They are able to talk to adoptive parents (on electronic groups), and able to shop around for the adoption agencies to do the price comparisons etc.

Article stated that more techies are ending up as infertile because of the work stress. As much as I like the three reasons I had stated above for them to adopt, I hate to see an industry that is adversely affecting the reproductive health of our citizens. Now, I hope that there are more techies wanting to adopt girl babies and special needs children of India.

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