The Adoption that Shook Kerala

Ullekh NP

Kerala may have advanced on social parameters, but it so appears that at times, especially when it comes to extreme misogyny and moral hypocrisy, centuries tend to coexist

The Abandoned: No Shelter for Orphans

Orphans are being thrown out of shelters even as parents face a shortage of children for adoption

Parsis: Come Baby Come

The Parsi community, alarmed by dwindling numbers, has reason to celebrate as a repopulation programme shows results

Between Periamma and a Home in Italy

Two orphaned boys found a home in Italy when their children’s home in Bangalore put them up for adoption. Soon after, the boys’ maternal aunt and her husband lodged a case, protesting they had not been consulted

How I found my daughters

Adopting kids in India isn’t easy to begin with; adopting twin girls has legal complications. Anuradha Nagaraj recounts her struggle to bring her daughters home

Family Secrets

Cross-border adoption: the trauma of knowing one was given away at birth and the travails of trying to find out why

The Eunuch Mothers

Two men who turned themselves into women and later became mothers by adopting little girls

Joseph, No Last Name

His birth certificate read ‘Joseph, no last name given’. An American couple adopted him; 32 years later, AJ Bryant returns to District Three Hospital in Kottayam where the mother he’s never met gave him birth

In Pursuit of the Girl Child

Abandoned girl babies from Andhra Pradesh’s Telangana region have an unlikely guardian.

Desperate Motherhood

The burden of traditional expectations. Unscrupulous doctors. New-age medical technology. This is not Dan Brown, this is real India


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