About 278 kids adopted across the country in 2017-19 were reportedly returned by their families, according to an RTI reply from CARA. Of these, a quarter of them were kids with special needs, 60 per cent were girls apart from older children with compatibility issues.
The couple - Jeremy Plantin, who works as a project manager, and his wife Marilyne, a child rights officer - were childless and decided to adopt the boys, Vinayak, 7 and Vignesh, 4, after they saw that they had been put up for adoption online.
The term “embryo adoption” is caught up in the rhetoric of debate over abortion. There is no reliable data on the number of frozen embryos in the United States, but experts estimate the total between 600,000 and 1 million.
Some single unmarried women today are opting for motherhood. Nearly two decades ago, Bollywood actress Sushmita Sen made news when she chose to become a single mother by adopting a girl at the age of 25, and her second 10 years later. And now, Ekta Kapoor has also welcomed a baby boy via surrogacy.
The Food and Drug Administration, that collected sample of milk, cooked food, and raw materials used for cooking, has ruled out food poisoning observing that all children, and not just six, should have fallen sick following consumption.
"Only a woman could take care of a child," Tiwari was told when he decided to adopt a child with special needs. The youngest single adoptive parent in India eventually proved he was no less than any mother.
Last month, she was shifted from Matunga-based Indian Association for Promotion of Adoption and Child Welfare (IAPA) to a permanent childcare home after the agency realised she may not be adopted ever.
Mother Teresa’s Missionaries of Charity has stopped adoption services at its homes over new rules that allow adoption by single parents. The guidelines hurt their conscience, and are not for religious people, the Missionaries have said.