Central Adoption Resource Authority (CARA) Andhra Pradesh in-charge K. Pushpaleela on Tuesday inspected the Sishu Gruha here.
The CARA, under the Union Ministry of Women and Child Welfare, coordinates adoption of orphans to needy couples both living in India and abroad through the existing legal framework. Ms. Pushpaleela inspected the existing facilities, medical facilities and other means of care being provided to the orphans.
Two categories of babies are provided care in the Sishu Gruha. The first, whose parents are not keen on raising them and the other which are abandoned for various reasons.
“It has been found that the Sishu Gruhas are in desperate need of vehicles to attend any medical emergency. There are 13 Sishu Gruhas are in the State. A request will be made to the State government to allocate a vehicle to each Sishu Gruha,” said Ms. Pushpaleela.
The delegation representing the CARA and District Child Protection Officer Ch. Vijaya Kumar and Child Protection Officer Johnson inspected the health condition of those who were earlier given in adoption from the Sishu Gruha.
According to the Child and Women Welfare Authorities, a total of 20 children have been given in adoption through CARA since 2012.
Of them five have been given in adoption to couples belonging to foreign countries, including Asia and Europe.
Machilipatnam Sishu Gruha manager Bucchi Babu and other staff shared their experiences with the CARA authorities.