Adoption is the best way to ensure family for every child; State level training programme on Adoption Regulations, 2017

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Bhubaneswar: Adoption is the best to ensure family for every child. It has been unanimously agreed by the speakers at the state level training programme on Adoption Regulations, 2017. The State Level Training Programme on Adoption Regulations, 2017 has been organised by State Adoption Resource Agency and Odisha State Child Protection Society, Department of Women & Child Development and Mission Shakti. This programme was sponsored by Central Adoption Resource Authority, Ministry of Women & Child Development, Govt. of India, New Delhi, in the Kalinga Conference Hall of Panthanivas, Lewis Road, Bhubaneswar, today i.e. on 4th June’2019.
The objective of the Training Programme is to familiarise the Adoption Regulations, 2017 and child adoption web portal “Child Adoption Resource Information and Guidance System” (CARINGS). Chairperson of Child Welfare Committees, District Child Protection Officer, Manager of Specialised Adoption Agency from 30 districts were present in the programme. Representatives from UNICEF, Medical Association, Paediatric Association and Gynaecology Association also participated in the programme. The inaugural session was graced by Smt. Sandhyabati Pradhan, Chairperson, OSCPCR, Sri Reghu G, IAS, Director, ICDS & Social Welfare cum Director, OSCPS and Ms. Quamar Sultana Begum, Member Secretary, Odisha State Council for Child Welfare.
Smt. Rega Geetarani Pattanik welcomed the dignitaries, resource persons and the participants to the training programme. In her welcome address she emphasised on effective implementation of adoption programme, monitoring, legal provisions and post adoption follow up of
adopted children.
Ms. Quamar Sultana Begum, Member Secretary, Odisha State Council for Child Welfare highlighted that legal adoption is the best option to adopt a child and discussed the steps to be taken to stop the illegal adoption. There is no discrimination between the adoptive child and biological child, she said. Sri Reghu G, Director, ICDS & Social Welfare cum Director, OSCPS in his inaugural address emphasized on the objectives of the programme and cited an example of keeping a child illegally by a person. Adoption is a noble work so everybody should follow the legal provision under JJ Act, 2015 and Adoption Regulation, 2017. He also focused on identification of adoptable children in children’s home and linked them to adoption process in a nutshell.
Smt. Sandhyabati Pradhan, Chairperson, OSCPCR in her inaugural address emphasized that every child has rights to get a family, it should be healthy environment. She also focused on time line and legal provisions of adoption. The inaugural session was followed by the technical sessions including procedure for in-country and inter-country, legal procedure,
documentation, monitoring, follow up etc. which were covered by Ms. Minnie George and Mr. Suneet Pathak. Both of them are Consultants from Central Adoption Resources Authority, NewDelhi. It is relevant to mention here that people interested to adopt can visit www.cara.nic.in for details and apply online. The Programme was compered by Mr. Pritikanta Panda, Programme Manager (Child Protection), OSCPS and Mr. Shubhadarshi Das, Programme Manager, SARA proposed vote of thanks. The staff members of SARA & OSCPS coordinated the programme.

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