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BLOG POST: She was forgotten for 10 years! Why India’s child protection system needs an auditing body

(The case discussed below is real but the child’s name has been changed for privacy.) Shailaja was 6 months old when she was found abandoned and brought into an adoption agency. The wheels of the child protection system moved a little, and a newspaper notification and police inquiry was done for her to check if… Continue reading BLOG POST: She was forgotten for 10 years! Why India’s child protection system needs an auditing body

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BLOG POST: Gradual abandonment: the reality of a child in a shelter

Sita* age 7 lived with her grandmother after her parents died. After her grandmother died, a distant relative “Nalini” approached the CWC to admit her to a CCI. The child was moved from one CCI to another on the basis that “Nalini” was her legal guardian. Now Sita is 15 years old. “Nalini” did not… Continue reading BLOG POST: Gradual abandonment: the reality of a child in a shelter

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BLOG POST: Interview with WAIC Caseworker Premalatha: “Let’s keep a smile forever on a child’s face”

Premalatha Gade, age 24, is from Bhadrachalam, Telangana. She completed her schooling in Bhadrachalam, then moved to Hyderabad for her higher studies where she completed a Masters in Social Work from Osmania University. Premalatha was always interested in making change in society, and this is what drove her to engage in field work with WAIC.… Continue reading BLOG POST: Interview with WAIC Caseworker Premalatha: “Let’s keep a smile forever on a child’s face”

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BLOG POST: From growing up in shelters to WAIC project manager; interview with Sanjay Shetty

Sanjay Shetty is a WAIC field worker from Navi Mumbai. He was himself raised in child shelters as an orphan child. His studies until high school were done through NGOs, and after that he studied his degree and Master of Social Work (post-graduation) from Mumbai University on his own. He has 17+ years of professional… Continue reading BLOG POST: From growing up in shelters to WAIC project manager; interview with Sanjay Shetty

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BLOG POST: A day in the training of Anganwadi workers

[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