[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.
08 May 202, Pune, India - Where Are India’s Children, a child welfare NGO, today issued advice on how to protect children who are orphaned or abandoned due to Covid. Concerned citizens should: Immediately contact Childline on 1098Or, take the child to the nearest Specialised Adoption Agency, which can be found by selecting your State… Continue reading PRESS RELEASE: WAIC issues advice on how the public can protect children orphaned by Covid
On 26th January 2020, before most of us had heard of coronavirus, Where Are India’s Children completed and released our report on how positive outcomes can be achieved for abandoned children in India’s shelters with the use of innovative technology. We especially focused on how abandoned children at shelters/orphanages are being denied their right to… Continue reading BLOG POST: This pandemic shows why we desperately need abandoned kids to get out of shelters and into new families
Our change.org petition requesting the media to print information about adoption agencies and helpline when reporting on child abandonment is gaining traction, with thousands of signatures. Read our petition below and add your signature here: https://change.org/SafeSurrender A newborn dumped in a garbage bin, a child abandoned in a field, a three-day-old baby found by cops in… Continue reading BLOG POST: Our change.org appeal to change the way Indian media reports on child abandonment
https://youtu.be/uMfygAPggXE Did you know only 2000 children in our entire country are legally available for adoption? Why do lakhs of children spend their entire childhoods in shelters and grow up to face a bleak future? Why are these children not entering India’s legal adoption system? Please check out the above webinar by the co-founders of… Continue reading BLOG POST: Locked-down and growing up in shelters – why abandoned and orphaned children in India don’t reach the legal adoption pool