Staff Reporter

District administration will extend all support

KARUR: Recognised voluntary organisations in Karur district should come forward to establish child adoption centers. The district administration would extend all support to the organisations in their endeavour, according to District Collector T.N. Venkatesh.

Speaking at an awareness workshop on adoption conducted by the Social Welfare Department here recently Mr. Venkatesh observed that Karur was one of the 19 districts in the State that had no adoption centers and that eligible organizations could play a vital role in establishing one. The Child Welfare Board based at Tiruchi was looking after the interests of the Karur district, he noted. No organization could assist in adoption without the sanction of the Trust. Organisation willing to take up adoption should obtain the permission and eligibility certificate of the Trust. Then the Social Welfare Department would recognize the organization as a certified body for adoption process, Mr. Venkatesh added.

There are three categories of adoptable children _ orphaned children, destitute children and those children whose parents themselves had deposited them with the registered adoption agencies. All categories of children needed to be adopted by undergoing the legally sanctioned process through nominated agencies, the Collector noted.

There are a lot of couples yearning for a child. Mental worries might drive them to think of extreme steps. Legal adoption could be a possible panacea for all their problems, Mr. Venkatesh observed. The child adoption centres would serve them better in the adoption facilitation.

The district administration would support the efforts of voluntary organisations that come forward to register themselves as child adoption centres in Karur district, Mr. Venkatesh announced.

District Social Welfare Officer M. Rajeswari, Social Welfare Department officer Dindigul R. Ramadoss, Children Welfare Board member A. Jayanthi Rani, Katurba Children Adoption Centre trustee Loganathan and others spoke.