Wednesday, November 07, 2007

National Adoption month

I had no idea it was National Adoption month. But it's a worthy cause to celebrate and promote. Todd at Catholic Sensibility shares his story.

The photo below is of a remarkable orphanage in Delhi, run by the Delhi Council for Child Welfare. And yes, apparently that basket is still used!

As I understand it, the folks at Palna also enforce another rule that is a bit counter-cultural: the first child any prospective couple adopts must be a girl. Attitudes towards adoption remain rather negative in India, but thanks in some part to places like this, things are changing. [However, as this story from the Hindu from two years ago shows, other attitudes are still deeply ingrained.]

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