Medindia

X

Mother Teresa's Missionary of Charity Stops Run Adoption Homes in India

by Dr. Trupti Shirole on  October 11, 2015 at 6:44 PM Indian Health News   - G J E 4
The Mother Teresa-founded Missionaries of Charity runs 16 orphanages in India under the name of Nirmala Shishu Bhawan, providing shelter, food, medical care and schooling to abandoned and destitute children. Of this 13 were authorized by the government to run adoption centers.
 Mother Teresa's Missionary of Charity Stops Run Adoption Homes in India
Mother Teresa's Missionary of Charity Stops Run Adoption Homes in India
Advertisement

Citing difficulties in complying with the new adoption rules notified by the government in July, 2015, the organization said that they have voluntarily given up its status to run adoption homes in India.

Advertisement
The organization said, "It was two months ago that the Missionaries of Charity decided to discontinue all our adoption work in India. We have voluntarily given up our recognized status to run adoption centers. If we were to continue the work set up by Mother Teresa, complying with all the provisions would have been difficult for us. This decision was arrived soon after we received the new 'Guidelines Governing Adoption of Children, 2015' issued under a notification from the union ministry of women and child development."

While the Missionaries of Charity did not specify its opposition to any particular provision, the new guidelines notified in July, 2015, have made single parents (separated, divorced, unwed mothers) eligible to adopt through online registration.

Source: IANS
Advertisement

Post your Comments

Comments should be on the topic and should not be abusive. The editorial team reserves the right to review and moderate the comments posted on the site.
User Avatar
* Your comment can be maximum of 2500 characters
Notify me when reply is posted I agree to the terms and conditions

You May Also Like

Advertisement
View All