Adoption Research Interview Part 2

Why is good data and research important in adoption in India?

Good solid research will lead to better understanding of the system and of policies. This in turn will lead to people talking to each other more openly, far more intelligently and with vocabulary that is non – judgemental, say Sharon Lopez, Dept of Communications, Mount Carmel, Bengaluru

Part 1 – Research Adoption in India

An interview with Sharon Lopez, on her research project Sitara, and what inspired her to take up research in adoption, with her students at Mount Carmel, Benagluru

 

An invigorating conversation with Sharon Lopez, Professor, Dept of Communications, Mount Carmel College, Bengaluru, on her  research on adoption – Project Sitara.

 

 

A true Story.. Adoption for love, formation of loving family unit…. Adoption is not charity…

 

How Children and Adults Can Build Core Capabilities for Life

Every day we take on the ordinary, sometimes challenging, tasks of work, school, parenting, relationships, and just managing our busy lives. How do we navigate these tasks successfully?

This 5-minute video explores the development and use of core capabilities — known as executive function and self-regulation skills — from early childhood into adolescence and adulthood.

 

Building Adult Capabilities to Improve Child Outcomes: A Theory of Change

This 5-minute video depicts a theory of change from the Frontiers of Innovation community for achieving breakthrough outcomes for vulnerable children and families. It describes the need to focus on building the capabilities of caregivers and strengthening the communities that together form the environment of relationships essential to children’s lifelong learning, health, and behavior.

Padme turns One

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.

 

Nisha’s Story

A touching documentary that captures the Nisha’s (and her parents’) journey as they navigate through society’s attitudes to special needs children. The film brings to life the importance of a loving family in instilling confidence in the child to blossom and to face the world. As Nisha says in the film, exhibiting wisdom far beyond her years, “Why should I feel bad when they are the ones doing something wrong?”

Note: Nisha’s story goes from where the clip starts till about the 41:05 min mark

 

Padme’s Panel Discussion on Adoption and Society – Telling your child about her adoption

A snippet from Padme’s Panel Discussion on Adoption and Society: Everyone Plays a part in Celebrating the Child with Dr. Aloma Lobo (Former Chairperson – Central Adoption Resource Authority (CARA) and adoptive parent), Ms. Sheila Ramaswamy (Programme Coordinator, NIMHANS) and Ms. Anuradha Monga (Head, Bangalore International School). This clip covers the Question on Disclosure.

 

Padme’s Panel Discussion on Adoption and Society – Taking a child-centric approach to issues and concerns

A snippet from Padme’s Panel Discussion on Adoption and Society: Everyone Plays a part in Celebrating the Child with Dr. Aloma Lobo (Former Chairperson – Central Adoption Resource Authority (CARA) and adoptive parent), Ms. Sheila Ramaswamy (Programme Coordinator, NIMHANS) and Ms. Anuradha Monga (Head, Bangalore International School). This clip covers taking a child-centric approach to issues and concern

Padme’s Panel Discussion on Adoption and Society – ‘Matching’ and looking at assessment reports

 A snippet from Padme’s Panel Discussion on Adoption and Society: Everyone Plays a part in Celebrating the Child with Dr. Aloma Lobo (Former Chairperson – Central Adoption Resource Authority (CARA) and adoptive parent), Ms. Sheila Ramaswamy (Programme Coordinator, NIMHANS) and Ms. Anuradha Monga (Head, Bangalore International School). This clip covers the issue of ‘matching’ and the right way to look at the assessment report

 

7 Things Not To Say To Adoptive Parents

Various questions are asked of adoptive parents. At Padme, we believe that most often it is out of ignorance about the sensibilities rather than malice, but it is important for everyone to be sensitised to the reality.

 

 

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