Port Blair, Jul 28: District Child Protection Unit, South Andaman organized an awareness program on “Promotion of Legal Adoption” on 28th July 2022 at Gram Panchayat, Sippighat. The program was attended by various Self-Help Groups and community members of the Sippighat area.
The gathering was sensitized about the functions of the District Child Protection Unit with emphasis on the Non-Institutional Care programme under “MISSION VATSALYA”. The main purpose of the awareness program was to create awareness of Adoption as per “Adoption Regulation 2017” and stop direct adoption.
The team also emphasized that all Adoptions whether Prospective Adoptive Parents / Relative Adoption / Step Parent Adoption should compulsorily be registered in CARINGS.
Detailed information was provided to the gathering about the procedures and Do’s and Don’ts of Adoption. The team also informed about the process of surrendering children who can be restored through adoption. The awareness session concluded with open discussions wherein the participants were informed to report any cases pertaining to vulnerable children at District Child Protection Unit, South Andaman.