What is

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

Join the Padme Community

The Padme Community on Facebook is a forum for discussions and information regarding adoption, with experts counsellors, paediatricians and other stakeholders on board. Click here to be a part of it.

Speak to a Counsellor

Speak to our expert counsellors. Get expert guidance with pre-and post-adoption counselling, including  special needs adoption and adoption of older children  Click here 

Ask a Paediatrician

A unique feature from Padme. Click here

Preparedness Workshops

Padme conducts regular Emotional and Social Preparedness Workshops For Prospective Parents. Stay tuned to our social media for updates.

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


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.

New Workshops

The workshop will help you discern your parenting style,
understand the attachment process, and have clarity between
child-related developmental Issues and adoption-related concerns. Click here to register.

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?
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