Say Yes to Child Adoption!
Bhubaneswar The Observation of Adoption Awareness Month, 2019 has been organised by State Adoption Resource Agency and Odisha State Protection Society, Department of Women & Child Development and Mission Shakti, Govt. of Odisha, in the Conference Hall of Mission Shakti Bhawan, Bhubaneswar on 29th November 2019.
The objective of the Programme is to promote and familiarise the Adoption process. The District Child Protection Officers, Chief functionaries of Specialised Adoption Agency and Children’s Home, Adoptive Parents with Children were present in the programme. Apart from these, representatives from Governing Body of SARA and Executive Committees of OSCPS also participated in the programme. Three Posters on Adoption unfurled in this occasion. Signature campaign carried out by the guest and participants to promote adoption and create awareness. Some plants have been planted during the inaugural session.
The inaugural session was witnessed by Smt. Sandhyabati Pradhan, Chairperson, OSCPCR, Sri Aravind Agrawal, IAS, Director, ICDS & Social Welfare and Director, OSCPS, Ms. Sulata Deo, Advisor, WCD and Ms. Quamar Sultana Begum, Member Secretary, Odisha State Council for Child Welfare.
Shri Subhadarshi Das, Programme Manager, SARA welcomed to all the dignitaries and the participants of the programme. In his welcome address, he emphasised on effective implementation of adoption programme.
Ms. Quamar Sultana Begum, Member Secretary, Odisha State Council for Child Welfare on her address highlighted that legal adoption is the best option to adopt a child and steps to be taken to stop the illegal adoption.
Ms. Sulata Deo, Advisor, WCD in her inaugural address emphasized on the objectives of the programme. Adoption is a noble work so everybody should follow the legal provision under JJ Act, 2015 and Adoption Regulation, 2017.
Sri Aravind Agrawal, IAS, Director, ICDS focussed on placement of older children who are legally free by Child Welfare Committee in the process of adoption. He also emphasised to strictly follow the legal provisions as prescribed in the Adoption Regulations 2017 along with ensuring the standards of care in SAAs. He also highlighted that Odisha is third in adoption programme in India and create awareness through social media for wider dissemination of adoption programme.
Smt. Sandhyabati Pradhan, Chairperson, OSCPCR in her inaugural address emphasized that every child have rights to get a family, it should be healthy environment. She also focused on time line and legal provisions of adoption.
Some adoptive parents were felicitated during the programme by dignitaries and they were shared their experience about child adoption.
The Programme ended with vote of thanks by Smt. Sujata Mohanty, Programme Officer, SARA.