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.
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
Join the Padme Community
Speak to a Counsellor
Ask a Paediatrician
Telling your child
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.