As follow-up to the earlier post on adoptee rights in India, here is a message from Arun Dohle, adult Indian adoptee:
Please sign the comments and circulate the link widely. We need a lot of signatures, so that CARA really considers our comments.
Basically CARA acknowledges that many of us Adoptees do want to search for Roots and specifically open the records.
But sadly they explicitly close the records in case of children born to unwed mothers.
Practically that means many of us- if not most- are effectively stonewalled from any search and prevented from knowing our original identity.
However since there is a chance of our voices being considered, before that comes into effect, let´s all try our best to achieve positive change.
Since the comments have become a bit long, here the three main points summarised.
a) Birthrecords: that Adoptees, do also get an original BirthCertificate, with the names of their biological parents
b) Right to access to our files and records, even in case of childrenborn to unwed mothers
c) Support and Setting up of independent Post Adoption Services
Thanks for your support!