Indian Couple adopt Child with Down’s Syndrome #WATWB

For one of the previous WATWB posts, I had shared a story of a couple who bravely continued their pregnancy knowing that the baby will be not survive post birth, solely for donating the baby’s organs. Here’s one more astonishing story of an Indian couple who have willingly adopted a child diagnosed with Down’s Syndrome.

Indian couple, Kavita Baluni and Himanshu Kaktwan lived in the US for a while and by the time they returned to India, they had already decided to adopt a child with Down’s Syndrome. Down’s Syndrome is a chromosomal abnormality which causes delayed development. While adoption isn’t still wholeheartedly received by family and society, adopting a baby with a disability would have greatly challenging for the couple. However, what Ms. Kavita says not only melted my heart but also made me think in a way I’ve never thought before of.

She says, “I never understood the concept and logic of having biological kids, when there are so many children out there who need parenting, love, and a home.”

How true, isn’t it?!

Further, they are spreading awareness about Down’s Syndrome and adoption through social media. Check Kavita’s Instagram and Facebook profiles for information.

mother with the child

An interview of the couple for says Kavita and Himanshu believe in the saying that “Adoption is not about finding children for families, it’s about finding families for children.” They are clear that they do not want any sympathetic nods or claps, because according to them, adopting Veda isn’t a noble deed, or call to charity. For the couple, it was simply enabling a baby to have a fair chance at life and a family.

Last week, I happened to watch a video where people walking on the streets were tested for their honesty. A guy would knowingly drop his wallet on the ground and see how many people were honest to call him to return it back to him. Of several people, except one, everybody else cared to hand the wallet to the man it belonged to. The video said how earth is actually more full of good hearted souls than what we assume. We call the world bad and we carry a fear for bad people around us while it’s only a small percentage of the world population is so. Let’s hope together that the strength of positivity of all the good hearted people around the world like this Indian couple will grow stronger enough to neutralize the fraction of negativity.

Image courtesy: Every Life Counts

More about We are The World Blogfest

“We are The World Blogfest” was initiated by Damyanti Biswas and Belinda Witzenhausen on 31st March 2017. WATWB seeks to promote positive news. It believes that there are many an oasis of love and light out there, stories that show compassion and the resilience of the human spirit and that sharing these stories increases our awareness of hope in our increasingly dark world.

This month’s WATWB event is co-hosted by wonderful bloggers, Shilpa Garg,Inderpreet UppalPeter NenaLizbeth HartzEric Lahti.

Please do visit their blogs to read more touching stories from around the world. And let’s spread this circle of love and peace through our social media channels with the hashtag #WATWB

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4 Replies to “Indian Couple adopt Child with Down’s Syndrome #WATWB”

  1. This is a great story. Thank you so much for sharing it with us. The love that this couple is showing that precious child is wonderful.

  2. Thanks Nandhini – this is soooo heartwarming – as is their saying that “Adoption is not about finding children for families, it’s about finding families for children.” And your additional story about how almost all people will hand over a wallet to the owner is also wonderful. I agree there’s so much good in the world. I remember your post from last year …

  3. This one really warmed my heart Nandhini! I love what the couple have to say about ‘Finding families for children’. It shows you that people are actually less selfish than we credit them for. Happy WATWB.

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