Advocacy & Awareness
Adoption involves processing at multiple levels at the State, Center and the Judiciary. Varying interpretations of rules and ad-hoc procedure changes, lead to cumbersome practices. Working with multiple agencies from outside, gives CSA the advantage of identifying roadblocks. Local issues, primarily with the Government Departments/District Officials and Judiciary, are resolved at the local levels through direct interaction. Matters that need policy resolution are taken up with the State/Centre.
- Addressed judicial bottlenecks in Orissa
- Petitioned the Prime Minister of India seeking intervention in resolving policy issues in Child Adoption
- Sought CARA intervention in matters relating to placement of older children and movement of eligible children from orphanages into adoption
To create awareness CSA conducts programmes for Anganwadi workers at the District levels, District Officials, Police, Judiciary and Prospective parents.
CSA participate in annual public events- the Stanchart/United Way Marathon in Mumbai and the Vodafone Marathon in Pune, Give India’s ‘Joy of Giving Week’ and CARA’s ‘Adoption Awareness Week’.
Supported by organizations such as the British Dy. High Commission Mumbai, Taj Hotel & other corporate houses, CSA organize periodic fund raising & promotional events.
CSA put up outdoor Hoardings and ensure media participation through articles, interviews and event coverage. CSA issues “Affexion’- a monthly newsletter.