Indian adoptees living all over the world search for their biological families and discover they were trafficked into orphanages and adopted by families overseas, often unbeknownst to their biological parents.
Children aging out of institutional care in India often have no legal identity and face many obstacles to survive on their own. These youth are particularly vulnerable to human trafficking, recruitment into the sex trade, getting involved in crime, or developing addictions.
UNICEF India is seeking a consultation to support the Child Protection priority area of programming in the new CPD around strengthening family based care and alternative care especially non-institutional alternatives.
Peter Jesserer Smith - National Catholic Register4 Aug 2017
Most children living in India's residential care institutions have a family; over the past six months, actors have come together to reform the child care system in Odisha state away from orphanages and toward family-based care.
Christine L. Gray, Sumedha Ariely, Brian W. Pence, and Kathryn Whetten - Child Maltreatment in Residential Care3 Aug 2017
This chapter of Child Maltreatment in Residential Care discusses the findings from a multi-country study comparing the incidence of maltreatment in institution-based and family-based care and offers recommendations based on the findings.
Juvenile homes and other care insitutions discussed at plenary session of the State Conference on Juvenile Justice and Capacity Building in Bhopal, India, calling for the development of mechanisms in foster care and sponsorship due to the lacking capacity for institutions to care for children.