Families of Joy Foundation conducted the first ever unique dialogue on Adoption in Public domain, engaging with ALL the stakeholders in adoption. The National Adoption Summit was hosted in New Delhi on Nov 27, 2016 in the globally acknowledged Adoption Awareness Month and brought together on a single platform representatives from the Ministry of Women and Child Development, Central Adoption Resource Authority (CARA), Educators, Adoption Agencies, Counsellors, Lawyers, Medical Practitioners, Parents and Young Adults in adoption.
Ms Leena Nair, Secretary, Ministry of Women and Child Development was the Guest of Honour. Other speakers included Col Deepak Kumar - CEO (CARA), Ms Abha Sahgal - Principal (Sanskriti School), Dr Vinita Bhargava - Researcher and Professor (Lady Irwin College) and Dr Saraswati Srinath - (Founder, Sudatta).
The highlight of the Summit was an all-inclusive Panel Discussion that had representatives from all the stakeholders in adoption, namely, Ms Rashmi Saxena Sahni (Joint Secretary, Ministry of Women and Child Development), Dr Rajesh Sagar (Professor AIIMS and Chairperson NOC Committee), Ms Meenu Arora (Counsellor, Sanskrit School), Ms Seema Khandekar (Counsellor and Social Worker), Dr Rajeev Varshneya (DRDO, Parent-in-Adoption) and Ms Priya Srinivasan (Danseuse and Young Adult-in-Adoption)
The Families of Joy Foundation also presented a mosaic of Role Plays that offered a glimpse of real life situations around adoption in Pre-Adoption and Post-Adoption phase.
Highlights of the Summit and Full Video of the Summit are available as denoted alongside.