Maha’s foster care scheme: Take care of kids for 1-3 yrs

Surendra P Gangan - The Hindustan Times

"The state government [of Maharashtra] is launching a foster care scheme under which citizens can parent children from state-run child care institutions for a limited period of one to three years," according to this article from the Hindustan Times. “The basic principle of the Juvenile Justice Act is non-institutional parenting of children. Besides the adoption scheme, this is an opportunity for the children to live with the unrelated families albeit for a limited period. Their stay in the families will help them their qualitative growth,” said Manisha Birasis, program manager of the integrated child protection scheme and assistant commissioner, department of women and child development.