What is
Padme?

Padme is a meeting ground and support system for adoptive parents, potential adoptive parents, adoptees and other stakeholders in the ecosystem.

Padme aims to demystify adoption, and encourage open conversations about it. We also mitigate social conditioning that stigmatises adoption (including but not limited to children who are perceived as more ‘difficult to adopt’ such as special needs children, older children and others)

The long term aim is to popularise adoption as an alternate way to start a family, rather than as a fallback option.

The Logo
Padme means lotus, and we believe the lotus is the perfect metaphor for this initiative. Given favourable conditions and the right nurturing, a lotus blooms regardless of the origins.

Adoptive parent resources

Speak to a Counsellor

Speak to our expert counsellor, Dr. Aloma  Lobo Click here 

Ask a Paediatrician

A unique feature from Padme. Click here

Join the discussion

We have a closed Facebook group for prospective and adoptive parents initiated by Mallika Vasudev, an adoptive mom (membership required). Click here.

Have a question?

If you have a question or would like to get a doubt cleared, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. Click here to mail us?

Why adopt?

Even before you become a Potential Adoptive Parent , this is essential reading.

Post adoption

If you’ve made the transition from Potential Adoptive Parent (PAP) to Adoptive Parent, you’ll find more info here

Stakeholder Support

If you are a stakeholder, or potential stakeholder, who can help with adoption (paediatrician, counsellor, legal expert, etc.) please go to this section

Preadoption

If you are a Potential Adoptive Parent (PAP) going through the adoption process, this is the section for you.

Telling your child

Contrary to what the movies portray or the general trend in thinking with the larger society, breaking the news is not about a moment were the child is informed that he or she is adopted, but an ongoing process that starts the day, when …. 

Padme turns 1

It’s been a year since Padme was launched. Here’s a snapshot of the year gone by.

A heartfelt thank you to every one of you who supported Padme and made this possible.

Fundraising on Milaap

Padme is running a crowdfunding initiative on Milaap, the leading Indian crowdfunding site for social enterprises. The funds will go towards adoption education and a custom website that will be more impactful and serve the needs of all those in the adoption ecosystem.  Click here to go to the donation page.

Padme Volunteers

Padme volunteers will be around to guide and help you through the various phases of your adoption journey.  They comprise adoptive parents, potential adoptive parents, volunteers, special educators and more.
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