News reports provide varying numbers of children who were orphaned during the many waves of the deadly coronavirus. While some quote that 40,000 children have been orphaned since COVID-19 has gripped the world but others state that around 577 children have lost their parents since the second wave of the virus hit India.
These statistics can hardly be ignored. Whatever the exact count may be, there are real lives at stake. Without their guardians, these children are struggling to find the light at the end of the tunnel. But their prospects will remain bleak if people don’t step forward. That’s why boosting adoption is the need of the hour to secure the futures of the orphaned children.
Right to Education
Every child deserves to be in school until a mature age. But with a country like India that has a growing population (currently 380 million) living below the poverty line, access to basic education is in the hands of the privileged. Privileges aren’t just restricted to having the means to sustain an average lifestyle and basic needs but also the love and care of legal guardians.
The comfort of knowing there’s someone watching over them is enough to give the child the reassurance to live their dreams. The fear to fend for themselves will crush them in their buds before they’ve had a fair chance to explore their abilities and see the world.
A Loving Home
Studies prove that children who come from a rough childhood develop chronic emotional problems that chase them their entire life. Mental health issues such as depression, anxiety, paranoia, and chronic stress become a part of their personality and deprive them of happiness at every turn in the road. Growing up in the embrace of a loving family can groom a child’s sense of self-worth and nurture their strengths. That’s what we aim to give to the orphans in India and all over the world by encouraging adults to adopt an orphan and bridge this gap.
Adopting a child will infuse your life with a sense of purpose and theirs with a future full of bright possibilities that don’t hand like a noose around their necks. The support, care, and compassion with which adoptive parents take a child under their wings also facilitate NGOs like Orphan Life Foundation that work to find homes for the orphaned children. It shares the burden of this mammoth challenge with us and helps us provide for those who have none to turn to.
Donate now to support child literacy projects, baby adoption centers, and orphanage charity organizations in India. Join hands with us to stop the pandemic from wrecking more lives than it already has! Contact us for more details.