Dayakirana Adoption Centre and Affection Cradle: St. Gregorios Dayabhavan’s Adoption Centre (Dayakirana, Bhaktharahalli, Kunigal) has completed two years of operation. To commemorate this occasion, the Centre organized a get-together of adopted and prospective adoptive parents in its premises on 21 November 2020 which was attended by several dignitaries – Sri. Raghavendra Shettigar (Sr. Civil Judge and JMFC, Tumkur), Smt. Vasanthi Uppar (District Child Protection Officer, Tumkur), Mr. Ashok Yaragatti (Member, Karnataka State Child Rights Commission, Bangalore) – DCPO staff and Dayakirana caregivers. It was pointed out that the Centre had placed 33 infants under adoption in the two years since inception and has currently 25 babies under its care. Babies are placed on adoption based on the central and state adoption resource authority’s guidelines and in compliance with the Juvenile Justice Act after due diligence. Our society has a responsibility to protect uncared and surrendered babies, particularly from disease and illegal adoption.
In order to create awareness and to enable the process of admission, the Centre has installed 2 affection cradles at the Dayakirana Adoption Centre, Bhaktharahalli and in the Dayasparsha Hospital, Tumkur. The Centre shared a handout to the public and prospective adoptive parents together with a Child Life Book (Diary) for the adopted baby that documents the baby’s progress and health information.
All DCPU staff were felicitated together with the Dayakirana staff for tireles service to the infants of the Adoption Centre.
An awareness program on Child Rights and Covid 19 that followed was presided by Dr. Licy Cherian (Medial Superintendent, Dayabhavan Medical Mission Hospital, Kunigal and Dayasparsha Hospital, Tumkur).