India has made remarkable strides in the recent past, however, these positive developments are extremely unevenly distributed. While the Indian Space Research Organisation has just launched 104 satellites in a single launch, there are other areas where we appear to be stuck in another time. The adoption of special children is one such area.
A combination of deep rooted stigma and lack of adequate support structures, prevents Indian couples from adopting children with special needs.
Chetan Kumar of the Time of India delves deeper into the subject in the following article.