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Waiting For Family

Between kids and a home of their own stand ­prejudice against adoption and a legal labyrinth

Preetha Nair, Lachmi Deb Roy November 29, 2021
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  • Adoption/Third Gender

    “Motherhood Doesn’t Require Gender”

    Despite a landmark Supreme Court judgment, transgenders in India are still struggling for their right to marry or adopt

    November 29, 2021 | Chinki Sinha
  • Adoption/Racket

    Preying On Desperation

    Adoption scams flourish in India as gangs collude with officials to target people seeking children

    November 29, 2021 | Jeevan Prakash Sharma

Other Stories


Sweet Child O’ Mine

Passing on love is more important than genes

November 29, 2021 | Prasoon Joshi

In Search Of Closure...

What happens to Indian orphans who are adopted by foreigners, when they want to trace their biological parents? Help is now at hand.

November 29, 2021 | Suhas Munshi
Adoption/My Story

The Heart Knows

There should be no stigma to not giving birth, and no sense of moral high ground to adopting a child

November 29, 2021 | Maloshree Sarkar
Adoption/Red Tape

Paternitas Interruptus

Adoptive parents share their experiences with adoption in India and its social, cultural and bureaucratic bottlenecks

November 29, 2021 | Shailaja Menon, N. Sukumar

Monkey Puzzle

A riotiously impure act, adoption upends all markers of genetic or cultural pride

November 29, 2021 | Rashmi Verma

Unborn Pandemic

The recent census report indicates an alarming decline in fertility, with couples choosing to delay or deny parenthood and/or suffering from lifestyle diseases.

November 29, 2021 | Haima Deshpande

Cine-Maa: Adopted Bollywood

Lost in a mela or left in the train? Indian cinema has reprised the same old story in different settings.

November 29, 2021 | Giridhar Jha

Adopting, The Light & The Black

If there is a pure bloodline, it is dangling from nowhere, like a sawed-off vein

November 29, 2021 | Kushal Poddar
Adoption/My Story

Wonderfully Happy Ever After

Adoption is just another process of becoming a parent

November 29, 2021 | Aanchal Tyagi


Book Review

For Better Or For Verse

A poetry collection that captures the dystopian post-pandemic world

November 29, 2021 | Malashri Lal


Last Page

Chennai Diary

Chennai residents thought that hell and high water would not revisit them, but it happened again this November. No lessons learnt from 2015?

November 29, 2021 | G.C. Shekhar