Since 2015, Adoption of orphan, abandoned and surrendered children in country is carried out as per the provisions of Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2015 and Adoption Regulations; 2017.
Central Adoption Resource Authority is a statutory body of Ministry of Women & Child Development, Government of India that regulates all the Guidelines framed by the aforementioned Act. Umeed is an Adoption Guidance and counseling center affiliated to "Swastik Bahuuddeshiy Sanshtha" that provides end to end Assistance in Legal Adoption Procedures in Line with the CARA framework.
We are an organization that supports an adoption community by :
* Providing information and referrals to families interested in Legal adoption.
* Providing end to end assistance in Legal Adoption procedures.
* Providing Pre and Post Adoption Counselling.
* Providing Kids and Adolescence Counselling
* Creating adoption events that bring children and prospective parents together
* Working with public and private adoption agencies to expand adoption opportunities.
“There is only one happiness in this life, to love and be loved”
Pratima is determined that every family who needs a Child will have one and that the adoption process be made easier for prospective parents.
Pratima has more than twenty-five years of experience in Adoption Guidance and Child welfare and is a subject matter expert in Legal adoption procedure. She has been associated with a well-known orphanage and has completed more than 300+ successful Adoptions till date. She has an expertise and knowledge in all kinds of Adoption ranging from Inter-Country to Single Parent. Pratima created strategies for the Adoptive families Compatibility programs that enhance the potential for relationship building between Adoptive Child and the Adopting families. She has a Counselling experience with Toddlers to Teenagers. She has also created strong, lasting partnerships and collaborations with other child welfare organizations.
"Hands that serve are holier than lips that pray."