sc allow custody to adoptive parents: supreme court order on allow custody to adoptive parents for 2.5 year old girl mumbai news today : mother rejected…
- Adoptive parents will be able to take the child home after the Supreme Court hearing
- The girl’s mother was accused of selling the girl child for 40 thousand, the case was registered
- The Child Welfare Committee had given instructions to hand over the girl to the Vatsalya Agency
A two-and-a-half-year-old girl living in child care in Maharashtra has finally found her home. This girl was forced to live in a child care home only after five months of her birth. After the hearing related to the case on Friday, the Supreme Court ordered the adoptive parents to take interim custody of this girl.
The girl was orphaned by the order of the court
The court also referred to the tragic situation arising out of the Child Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act and the state of the judicial system in the matter. A bench of Justices Hemant Gupta and Justice V Ramasubramaniam observed that generally, a child becomes orphaned by natural events (when both the parents die). But in this case, the child became an orphan by a court order.
Mother did not want to keep the child with her
The court granted interim custody to adoptive parents Kripal Amrik Singh and his wife Balwinder Kaur to take the child home from childcare in Mumbai. The mother who gave birth to the child was also in favor of this decision. The girl’s mother had given two reasons for her birth. In this, apart from the rape of his employer, there was talk of a relationship with a friend.
There was a possibility of selling the child
The girl was born on January 8, 2019. Eight days later, an NGO ‘Childline’ informed the Child Welfare Committee (CWC) under the Maharashtra government that the mother was not taking care of the child. The NGO also told that her mother was ready to adopt the child or to keep her in an ashram. The NGO feared that the mother might sell the child.
Case on mother giving birth and adopter
The CWC directed the mother to appear before her with the child once every month. But on January 22, 2019, the mother gave her consent to adopt her child through a notarized adoption deed in favor of Kripal Amrik Singh and his wife. They took the girl to Punjab. When the NGO came to know that the child had been sold for Rs 40,000 it informed the CWC. After this, a case was registered against Kripal Amrik Singh and the girl’s mother on June 18, 2019. The CWC directed to hand over the girl to a Vatsalya Trust.
Attempts to take custody for the last one and a half years
Amrik Singh’s family has been repeatedly approaching the CWC and Bombay High Court for the custody of the girl child for the last one and a half years. But the High Court was adamant that the CWC did the right thing in these circumstances. Amrik Singh appealed in the Supreme Court against the order of the High Court.
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