PUNE Success Stories:



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SOLAPUR ADOPTION PROGRAM - ADOPTION OF OLDER GIRL CHILD - 2017

Priya* a 12 year old girl from V.B. NavarangeBalgruhPandharpur in Solapur district was adopted recently in April-2017by parents from Tamil Nadu - Mr. & Mrs. Vishwanath. This is the first case of an older child adoption that has taken place in Solapur district through CCI-SAA Linkage.

Priya is one among the 193 total orphan children found in Solapur data collection. This data collection exercise was undertaken to identify children eligible for adoption.

This is one of the biggest successes of CSA's adoption programme which is ongoing in Solapur district.

*Names changed to protect identity of parents and child

GRASSROOT LEVEL ANGANWADI WORKERS WORKSHOP - 2016

Based on CSA Grassroots level Anganwadi worker adoption awareness workshop, 10 children's information was given to Specialized Adoption Agency (SAA) by one of the workshop attendee. Out of that, 3 children were handed over to the SAA. These children are now in the SAA. Very soon, they will be legally free for Adoption.

MAKING CHILDREN LEGALLY FREE FOR ADOPTION - KALAHANDI - 2016

Subsequent to CSA's continuous efforts,in July-2016, 74 children's names were published in the newspaper, out of which, 49 children were declared legally free for adoption in September-2016.
In February-2017, out of these 49 Children, 1 child from DR.B.R.Ambedkar Seva Anath Ashram has been adopted.
It is CSA's endeavour to ensure more and more children can be brought into the adoption stream & find loving families to adopt them.

MADHYA PRADESH Success Stories:



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ICPS FUNDING DISBURSAL TO CCI THROUGH CSA'S PURSUANT FOLLOW UPS - 2017

Jeevan Jyoti Rao (JJR) is running a children home for 50 girls at Indore. JJR is the only CCI for girls at Indore, this home always run with a full strength of children year after year. CSA started supporting this CCI since 2013.

At various levels, JJR staff & trustee raised the issue of non-receipt of financial grants from the government from three years which is 2013 to 2016, and 2016-17 was the fourth year.

CCI trustees were quite confident that they will receive financial assistance from the government under ICPC but they were not clear about where they were lacking and finally they requested CSA to intervene and to support. Since 2015, CSA has been following up &rallying with government to resolve this issue. CSA officials and CCI trustee prepared a plan of action that included -

Conducted meetings with State level officials to present JJR's case

Meeting with District Collector

Meeting with District Women Empowerment Officer

Round of meeting with District Child Protection Officer

Written letters to all authorities

Resolved all queries and concerns raised by different officials

Prepared documentation of JJR

Regular follow up with all stakeholders After long & consistent efforts, JJR has successfully received grant in the financial year 2016-17

GOA Success stories:



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FOSTER PARENTING CASE - FIRST FOSTER CASE FACILITATED IN GOA BY CSA - 2015

We successfully facilitated the foster care placement of an 11 year old girl in Goa with a 55 year old woman whose husband passed away. This is the first case handled by CSA and also the first foster care case in the entire state of Goa.

11 year old Rekha* was an orphan child since she lost both her parents to HIV. However, she was HIV negative and lived in an orphanage since she was 3 years old. She yearned to have a family of her own. On the other hand, Anitha*, a 55 year old woman had lost her husband a few years back. As a couple, they too were yearning for a child and had approached several Adoption Agencies with the hope of adopting a child, however, they never succeeded. CSA became aware of Anitha's desire to adopt and after a few discussions with her, she was willing to take 11 year old Anitha under foster care. When Anitha met Rekha for the first time, there was an instant connection and this just seemed like divine intervention! CSA followed up with the Child Welfare Committee (CWC) in Goa to get the process moving and after a wait of 6 months, CWC finally gave the nod for Rekha to be given under foster care to Anitha. Both mother and daughter are extremely happy with these turn of events & since Rekha is a totally orphaned child, Anitha is now looking to adopt her daughter legally!

*Names changed to protect identity of parents and child

REGISTRATION OF CCIS IN GOA UNDER JUVENILE JUSTICE ACT, 2000 - 2013

CSA in association with the Department of Women and Child Development, Government of Goa organized a one day training and workshop titled "Registration of Children's Homes under the Juvenile Justice Act 2001" in 2013. 87 participants with representatives from 60 Children's Homes attended this workshop. Almost all children's homes applied for registration with the Goa Government. Prior to this, none of the CCIs were registered under JJ Act in Goa. Now more than 60 CCIs are registered and have license under JJ Act!