Why should we care about Adoption
Adoption is a beautiful experience providing us with a unique opportunity to look beyond our own need or desire (to adopt) and connect with another human being with selfless love and compassion.
We believe that every child has a right to a loving and secure family. There are 60 million destitute children in India and about 30 million families affected by infertility. Yet the country clocks fewer than 4000 adoptions per year. We have a huge task ahead of us as members of the society in ensuring an enabling environment for legal and child centric adoptions.
That calls for putting adoption into our curriculum by the educators, developing inspiring content by the film makers, embracing Positive Adoption Language by the community, undertaking research in adoption by the scholars, offering tax incentives for adoptions by the Government, announcing child centric policies by the regulators, declaring adoption friendly policies by the employers and rendering professional services by the lawyers, doctors, counsellors, therapists engaged in the adoption cycle. Together as a community we need to build a positive identity in adoption for the child.
We need to start #ReimaginingAdoption
The journey of a mile begins with a single step. You need not adopt a child, to make a difference to the cause of adoption. There are huge Opportunities to #Reimagine Adoption by spreading awareness, conducting research, creating professionals, training counsellors, developing collateral and sharing beautiful experiences on adoption.
To begin with, take this simple Adoption Pledge – Download it, print it and display it in your cubicle, study or living place reflect your commitment to the cause.