LIFE

Adopting children

DESPITE NGOS and successive governments contributing their mite towards the rehabilitation of orphans, new cases of children being abandoned is reported throughout the country every day. Children are left to fend for themselves because the parents are either too poor or the kids are born outside marital bond.

Even if the monetary requirements are met, the social and psychological impact on orphans need to be addressed in a holistic manner, with the primary view of ensuring a better future for these children.

"Issueless couples prefer expensive treatment rather than adopting a child. Awareness levels on adoption needs to be enhanced to ensure better future for them," says director of the Pollachi-based Sharanalayam, Vanitha.

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