Becoming a parent is the most wonderful feeling in one’ life. When a baby set foot in the family, life becomes angelic, buoyant and joyful.
But is it obligatory to have the biological one only?
The answer to this should be No, why welcoming a child from another mother is repugnant?
Adopting a child is analogous to giving new life. However, it is a very personal decision but, it should be discussed.
Low Level of Adoption in India
According to United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), India has 29.6 million orphaned children. Of them, parents of only 0.3% of children have died and the rest have been abandoned.
Still, the count of adoption is declining consistently.
- Most Indian couples prefer adopting the baby of age 0-2, because of the ideology that the parent-child bond can be evolved at infancy.
- The another problem is a chicken and egg situation. Most Indians have a skewed perception of adoption as they want “their genes, blood and lineage in their child.
- There are numerous couples with the opinion that if they don’t succeed in having a child through medicine, then they will settle without having children at all, but will not consider adopting a child
- Adopting a child with any medical issue or physical disability is nigh impossible,If a biological child is born with a health issue, parents will leave no stone unturned to find a medical solution, but they are completely unwilling to entertain the notion of adopting a child with a medical condition.
- Another reason for the falling adoption rate in India is the rise of surrogacy, which has also given Indian couples an alternative.
There are myriad reasons for the drowning adoption rate but, it leads to fading childhood of innumerable children.
It’s high time that we should generalize the concept of adopting a child.
We should understand that we adopt not because we are rescuers but because we are rescued.