It will be unfair to send a child back to the adoption center, observed the Bombay high court on Wednesday while reserving its verdict on whether or not access to the 6-year-old can be temporarily shared by her guardians until the court decides their custody battle..
THE child in need of care and protection does not feature on anybody's agenda. The numbers prove that. From 12.44 million a decade ago, they are now 25 million! Between NGOs, private companies' corporate social responsibility (CSR) and government schemes, scattered bits of work have of course been done. But clearly the bits are not adding up.
Sidney Rocha is director, Catalysts for Social Action (CSA) a social welfare organization dedicated to the cause of child welfare and focuses on adoption, and institutionalized child care. Here, Rocha balances both the legal and the emotional aspects of adoption, talking about the best approach for a family with adopted children as they seek to forge a bond of love and security.