Mumbai, 7 May 2015:
Adoptive parents often struggle with questions like – When is the right time to tell my child about adoption. How to ensure special care for a differently abled child? How to deal with child’s natural curiosity about his/her birth identity? Then there are challenges associated with adolescence and growing years.
This workshop was meant to touch upon some of these topics & provide a platform in addressing these queries from Adoptive Parents.
Close to 35 Adoptive Parents participated in the workshop organized by Catalysts for Social Action, a leading non-profit organisation that works towards the rehabilitation of orphan children & promotion of Adoptions on Saturday, 7th May at Sunville Banquets, Worli, Mumbai.
Sandip Soparrkar, celebrated Bollywood choreographer & ballroom dancer, CSA Cause Ambassador & the first single male adoptive parent in India welcomed parents present and talked of his own experience as an adoptive parent. Vipul Jain, President and Co-Founder, CSA, then gave an overview of the workshop & flagged it off.
Reflecting on the need for such a workshop, Mrs. Bharati Dasgupta, Co-Founder & Trustee of CSA, said “being an organisation that works extensively towards rehabilitation of orphans and adoption for last 13 years, we understand that there is a need for post adoption hand holding and support to deal with sensitive issues like finding roots & telling the child about adoption, however, there is lack of such active guidance and support systems, thus, we at CSA decided to provide that forum.”
The workshop witnessed experts such as Audrey Fernandes, Chitra Kelkar, Dr. Nilima Mehta, Deepali Kumta, Masarrat Khan, Madhuri Abhyankar and Rukhshana Sholapurwala address different topics related to adoption & the interactive sessions provided parents present with an excellent platform to voice some of their queries & concerns with these speakers.
Established in September 2002, Catalysts for Social Action (CSA) is a Not-For-Profit organization dedicated to the cause of child welfare and rehabilitation for children living in orphanages. CSA works as a “catalyst” focusing on a holistic approach to child care and optimal rehabilitation outcomes.
As part of optimal child rehabilitation, CSA promotes and spreads awareness regarding Adoptions in the country. We believe that Adoption is the best form of child rehabilitation. Our intention is to ensure that every adoptable child should find a home.
In the area of enabling holistic child care, we support a number of child care institutions in the areas of Health & Hygiene, Nutrition, Education, Vocational skills, Infrastructure support and Recreation activities.
We continue to make a valuable difference to 3200+ children across 60+ child care institutions / orphanages in 4 states that we support.