New Adoption Rule Promises It Will End Supermarket Style Shopping of Children


Photo courtesy: Harsha KR via Flickr CC by SA 2.0.When Vinita, a Delhi school teacher, first began the lengthy procedure of adopting a child, she felt uncertain about picking one among three children based on their photographs. It made her uncomfortable because she felt like she was in a sari shop with many options. “A baby is not an object. But I was also scared that the pressure of having to choose would be too much. What if I came home and wondered what would have happened if I had chosen someone else? Would that make me a bad person,” she asked. So it isn’t surprising that Vinita is enthusiastic about the Central Adoption Resource Authority’s (CARA) new rule for prospective

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