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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: Adoption of children above 6 years of age

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