A specialised Adoption Agency has been functioning in Tirupatturi District since 2007 with the approval of the Government of Tamil Nadu. Considering the serious problem of abandoning and surrendering of newborn babies by their biological mothers, the Government approved SAA Project and issued a Recognition certificate to SRDPS on 22.10.2007 and initiated on 04.01.2008 in an Inaugural Function attended by the Vellore District Collector.
SRDPS - SAA is run strictly following the Regulations laid down by the Central Adoption Resource Authority, an Autonomous Body under the Ministry of Women and Child Development, Government of India, for In-country & Inter -country adoption. The functioning of the adoption programme in brief is to receive newborn babies which are abandoned or surrendered by biological mother/parent, take best possible care of them in terms of nutrition, medical treatment, clothing and hygienic environment by trained nurses and caretakers and place them in good families.
After conducting Home Study of the prospective parents, they will come under the state seniority. When their times come they will get the child referral through online. Now we are following in the CARA regulations 2017.
In the Financial year 2021 -2022 SRDPS received 11 children through Child Welfare Committee. Some babies have health problems like Low Birth Weight, Development Delay, Speech disabilities, like Absence of Ear lobes, Kidney, Anal hole, Blind, Mentally Retardation, Cleft Palate, HIV/AIDS, wound marks, Umbilical Hernia, Bites of Insects, Ants, etc., Urinary Incontinence, Brain stroke, Heart problem by birth-Epilepsy stage, Pre-Malnutrition, lack of Vaccination, etc.
|Total Number of babies received||11 (Female: 4, Male: 7)|
|Total Number of babies died||1|
|Total Number of babies transferred to other agencies||1(Female) (C&CP)|
|Total Number of babies given under Adoption||4 (Female- 2, Male - 2)|
On the last day of 31st of March 2022, 15 babies are under the care of our Specialized Adoption Agency.
The floor area for this project is 5500 sq.ft. The floor and the side walls up to 7 ft are tiled. There are 5 bathrooms and Toilets for children and 3 bathrooms and toilets for care takers , one modernized Kitchen with all necessary utensils, one counseling room, well ventilated and double protected Windows and Cupboards to store baby food, toiletries, etc.
RO system to provide pure water for mixing baby milk, and for washing items of feeding materials/articles. Induction Stove, bottle sterilizer and a cot for the cooks to rest are in place and UPS for power. The newborn babies hall has 8 cells to house the babies. The cells are equipped with a cradle, lighting, exhaust fan, etc. Of the 8 cells 3 will be used to house the warmer, incubator and nebulizer and the remaining 5 cells will be used as sick rooms for the babies.
In addition, a feeding room, medical room, Air conditioner, Medical Equipments like Incubator, Baby Warmer, Phototherapy, Suction Machine, Oxygen Cylinder, nebulizer, etc., and one big medicine trolly with weighing machine and related accessories are provided. Above 8 months old babies are shifted to the next dormitory of the same size, but with bigger cradles..
There are 21 cupboards for stocking new clothes for the babies. With these facilities, 8 newborn babies could be taken care of at a time. On one side of the dormitory, 8-12 month old babies are lodged, and on the opposite side, 4 larger cradles with aluminum partitions and glass walls with sliding glass doors are fitted. In each of the two cubicles, more than one year old babies are lodged. On the walls, colorful stickers of animals, fruits, vegetables, and natural scenery are stuck on the walls to draw the attention of the children.
On the loft above, earthen and wooden toys of gods, leaders, animals, and any other image that draws the attention and curiosity of the children are arranged in a row. The purpose is to stimulate the babies' curiosity to learn. There are 24 cupboards for storing clothes of daily use. Each child is provided with a cot, mattress, pillow, pillow covers, bed sheets, charts, and other teaching and learning materials.
In the KIDZ CORNER children hall, we have implemented an area for children to play. All kinds of toys, playing materials, dolls, balls, water games are available in the Kidz Corner. They have one slider for children s play. This hall is fully decorated with animal cutouts and stickers.
There is a commercial washing machine and dryer available for children's clothing.
CARA has given clear instructions that the registration of Parents for Child Adoption will be done on online henceforth. Visit the website www.cara.nic.in to check the right options and provide the basic information asked for. When you submit the information, you will be given a user ID and password.
After this you will get a prospective adoptive parents registration number/user ID and password. This will help you for the future reference.