Life is a mixed bag.
Last week, two significant headlines hit the news. The first is about the estimate that the India Population is going to exceed China by 2022, which is a bad news, as we had expected it to happen by 2028 earlier. The other is about the child adoption process in India is getting faster, easier and transparent, which is a good news, as more people including NRIs can adopt in a simpler way moving forward.
One is a problem, and other is a potential solution. While some even neglect to think that the child adoption is a potential solution to the population problem (and say that adoption is emotional, the child and parent should connect well, one cannot adopt ANY child, etc, which are all reasonable), many consider it as a viable solution. Here is an example of a parent who thinks so.
The Central Adoption Resource Agency has created a database of children that are waiting for adoption, and it has linked the adoption agencies to the database. This way quick access to children to be adopted is available to the agencies. Potential parents can now register online for them to be considered. The guidance will be effective by August 2015, is what the post says.
With these updates, the urban folks of India now have a choice. We have written several blogs before encouraging urban parents to adopt and why. Several things have changed from the past, and attitude of the young generation is changing too. With limited resources that India has, population has to be kept under strict check, and adoption is one way out – to give life to an existing child rather than creating another which will add additional burden to the country – burden may be a strong word, but yes, that’s how it is – with population increasing 1.6% in India every year!