The problem is 2 fold - 1) Low level of awareness amongst grass root level workers, civil society, doctors, social workers, police, judiciary, NGO's and other stakeholders. Lengthy and cumbersome processes, inadequate support for Adoptive parents 2) Lengthy and cumbersome adoption processes, inadequate support for Adoptive parents. Our findings from the data we collected across 4 states in India show that many children are not in the adoption stream due to lack of knowledge by society.
Our objective is to sensitize different stakeholders on a large scale such as grass root level workers - Anganwadi workers & helpers, ASHA workers, CCIs, Specialized Adoption Agencies (SAA), Child Welfare Committees, hospitals, medical colleges, police & judiciary on safe abandoning of children & thereby, protecting children & increasing the number of children in adoption. This will nip the issue in the bud & help move children directly into adoption rather than an orphanage
This project has the potential to impact over 10000 orphaned and abandoned children across India, giving them the chance to be a part of loving families where they will be nurtured to reach their full potential. By sensitizing stakeholders, the project also has the potential to push more orphans into the adoption stream. Changes in processes/practices will bring ongoing and permanent benefits.
This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).
CSA Annual Report 2017-18
White Paper on Declining Number of Adoptions India