Prevention of Child Abandonment
April 27 2020 :
According to UNICEF, India has 29.6 million orphan and abandoned children. In 2011, a study was conducted by SOS Children’s Villages of India, concluded that this number equals the 4% of India’s child population. However, in disconcerting figures provided by Childline India Foundation in 2017, of these 30 million children, there are only 470,000 children in institutionalised care. And out of these roughly half a million children, only a fraction finds their way into family care because adoption rates in India are extremely low.