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·      One stop platform to address all adoption-related queries

·      Resource book for prospective parents/budding journalists and social workers

Pune, 11th November 2020: On the occasion of World Adoption Day that is celebrated every year on November 9, Pune-based journalist and adoptive parent Kalyani Sardesai is happy to announce the launch of her book Child Of My Heart: A comprehensive Guide to Adoption in India.

Published by Litreasure Publishers, the book is slated to be a one stop guide for all questions pertaining to adoption.

“Having been through the process under the current centralized system of adoption , there were a lot of questions I had along the way,” says Sardesai. “Sure, there was information available online, the availability of adoption support groups as well as hand-holding from my mentoring child care institution, but as a reporter, I thought it would be a good idea to simplify and collate the relevant information in a book with a focus on Indian references. This is because while some aspects are universal to adoption, others are specific to us.”

“Given that unlike other parents, you don’t have nine months on hand to prepare, it certainly helps to have some notion of what to expect when you’re adopting,” says Chetaan Joshii, CEO, Litreasure Publishers.

Adoption in India currently happens only under the aegis of the Centralized Adoption Resource Authority, a statutory body of the Ministry of Women and Child Development under the Government of India. Established under the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2015, CARA is responsible for monitoring and regulating adoptions both within and outside India.  This has both, pros and cons as the current system seems to have brought down the number of adoptions, whilst simultaneously bringing in objectivity and transparency to the process. “For parents, this has assorted repercussions. Hence, the book,” says Joshii.

Priced at Rs.499/-, the book is available on Amazon and Book Ganga.

All the proceeds from the book will go to a childcare institution.

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