‘Times have changed; an adopted child is better accepted but we still have some way to go’

Ashraf Engineer

October 18, 2023

Adoption can be a complicated, tedious and frustrating process with complex legal procedures and numerous technicalities. It can also be emotionally taxing. No wonder then that there is a great mismatch between the number of children eligible for adoption and those actually adopted. In fact, the number of adoptions is falling in India. Why is adoption such a tangled process and how can it be made easier? Adoption crusader Bharati Dasgupta and adoptive parent Vidyadhar Prabhudesai, who spearhead the Adopt India movement, speak to All Indians Matter.