Not very long ago, older children did not find homes with families in India. Most Indian
parents wanted a small baby less than 2 years old. And so, many children went abroad to
Yogesh and Supriya Bochare adopted 6 year old Aarushi from an Adoption Agency in Jalna,
Maharashtra – a sign of the changing times and, mind sets. The Bochare had registered for
a 6 month old child 2 years ago and were still waiting for some kind of lead from the agency
when Yogesh sent an email inquiry to CSA. Yogesh writes: “Within 2 days we got call from
CSA informing us of the availability of an older child in one of their partner-agencies. We
were jubilant and also, apprehensive; we had never thought of an older child-certainly not a
6-year old! By that age, a child has an independent mind and we were afraid about issues of
Nevertheless, we decided to follow through. The day we first met her, we liked her! But we knew we had to
think it through; ours could not be a decision made in haste. We had been married since 2001 and had, without
success, tried every possible way of starting our family. Here was the opportunity!! Should we let it go? Debate
and discussion followed and we concluded that what we were looking at, was not a Job, nor an office, nor was it
the fulfillment of a duty; here was a child who could, so easily, become ours! The conclusion was unanimous – and
so, 6 years old “Aarushi” came home to us.
Our life has changed dramatically since her arrival; from a happy couple, we are now, happy responsible parents.
Of course we have to adapt to her ways to an extent but we are enjoying every moment. Thanks to CSA! We are
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