Orphanages in Pune keep video records of their children

Pune (Maharashtra), Sep 26 : The Society of Friends of Sassoon Hospital (SOFOSH) and Bhartiya Samaj Seva Kendra (BSSK), the two orphanages in Pune, have come up with a novel way of maintaining records of their children by using video technology.

The videos of the orphans would be saved in compact discs (CD) and will contain detailed information about the infants, which will be help to those who adopt them.

The CDs will trace the growth of a child from their first day in the orphanage.

Authorities maintain that besides serving as an important document for medical grounds, these records will benefit both the foster parents and the adopted child.

"The CD will have all the lovely moments of childhood that a person cherishes for life long," said Madhuri Abhyankar, director, SOFOSH.

SOFOSH is involved in around 70 adoptions every year both foreign and domestic added Madhuri.

Apart from capturing the childhood of the infants in CDs, Bhartiya Samaj

Seva Kendra (BSSK) has made provisions for a meeting of the child with the biological parents if the child is so desires.

Besides, providing the child medical facilities and physical security, such endeavours add up to the child's emotional security and satisfaction, said
Anuradha Dixit, Director of BSSK.

Every year, some 75-80 youngsters from places like Sweden, Denmark and the US come to Pune in search of their biological parents.

Pune is a major centre of adoption in India. At least 400 children are adopted from the city-based orphanages annually. (With inputs from ANI)

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