Many prospective adoptive parents hesitate to adopt children age 6+, who are at higher risk of languishing in shelters for a longer time. But, as many parents who already adopted an older child know, it is the start of an amazing and special bond. WAIC recently held pre-adoption counselling with a group of PAPs in… Continue reading BLOG POST: Adoption of children above 6 years of age
[WAIC co-founder and director Meera Marthi shares her personal experience training Anganwadi workers in Telangana in early 2021. The training was about #SafeSurrender to help prevent child abandonment and ensure that children safely reach the legal adoption process.] My day started at 5AM that morning. I was nervous, excited, a bit wary and raring to… Continue reading BLOG POST: A day in the training of Anganwadi workers
[The cases discussed below are real. Children’s names and some details have been changed to protect their privacy. Written by WAIC co-founder, Smriti Gupta, and cross-posted from her personal blog.] Diya and Meenu were 3 and 5 years old when they were abandoned and brought into a government run child shelter. Lack of regular and… Continue reading BLOG POST: Child shelters separated these siblings. Adoption reunited them.
We are glad to share that, with the support and approval of the Commissionerate of Women and Child Development in Maharashtra, we have the go ahead to pilot our prototype technology solution, called Child Lifecycle Technology Solution, in Maharashtra. This trial will take place specifically in two districts, Aurangabad and Mumbai, where relevant details of… Continue reading BLOG POST: WAIC gets green light to implement tech prototype in Maharashtra
Hello! My name is Naavya and I'm a rising sophomore studying Economics and Finance at Flame University. And while the economy and a good financial future are important, the true future of the country depends on the current generation of children. And part of this generation are the 30 million orphaned and abandoned children in… Continue reading BLOG POST: Naavya, an Economics and Finance student, talks about her WAIC internship