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#atozchallenge: Why Do #Children not Receive Love They Deserve?

By 29/04/2016June 9th, 2016atozchallenge, Project Why
For the A to Z Blogging Challenge, I’m blogging 26 days in April based on the alphabet and bringing you stories from the nonprofit Project Why to helps sponsor Children’s Education.

This story makes me so mad on so many levels, and anguished about why people offer to sponsor children’s education and lives, only to let them down later. Children need cherishing. Why does this one suffer the worst of indignities at the hands of humans and even of fate?

Yash landed on Project Why when he was barely two weeks old, born out of wedlock to parents of different faith. Such children are often ‘branded’ for life in India and his future looked bleak. Chances at any normalcy were non-existent as both his parents were married to other people. There were recriminations and even violence. The child watched it all.

A solution was found in adoption: he would be taken to another land where his past would not weigh on him. That was the time a couple from outside the country was visiting Project Why and enquired about the possibility of adopting an Indian child. Introductions were made and went very well!  The adoption procedure began, but it went on forever. The prospective parents visited often and little Yash was plied with gifts and smothered with love. Everyone was waiting for the day when the toddler would leave for his new home.

Damyanti Biswas covers the Nonprofit Project why based in New Delhi India, for her A to Z Blogging Challenge in April 2016The legal case took longer than expected and the child changed from a cuddly baby to a little boy with his own character and temperament. And by the time the case finally concluded in favor of the adoptive parents, a lot had changed. The parents had adopted another baby in their own land. And this little boy still needed a passport to leave his birth land and join his new family.

There was still a lot of red tape to be faced and egos to be appeased. The adoption agency refused to give the required clearance in spite of a court order. The ‘would be’ parents lost interest and the little boy’s future was again in jeopardy.

Project Why Non Profit YashThe change of attitude and then the virtual silence of the adoptive parents and the lack of information from the administration made Project Why come to terms with the fact that they were back to square one, the only difference being that Yash was no longer a baby but a three-year-old boy.

It seemed that no one had a roadmap for Yash so Project Why decided to craft one for him. After the adoption fiasco it was Project Why that ‘adopted’ him. He was a student of the crèche and then was moved to a neighborhood school but more had to be done. Education was his only savior. Project Why decided to send him to Boarding school. He is now in class IV, doing very well.

But the fates have conspired against this boy once again: those who sponsored him so far have withdrawn support and Project Why is scrambling to find funds to keep him in school at least till July (so they can have the breathing-space to find a donor willing to support Yash long-term): that’s 960 USD or 1350 Singapore Dollars or 660 British Pounds.

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Have you heard stories like that of Yash? Would you consider helping out this little boy, so he can stay in school? If there’s a God in this world, and if there are lessons to be learned from adversities, what lessons is this little guy supposed to learn? What are your thoughts: would you work to sponsor chidren’s education?

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Damyanti Biswas

Damyanti Biswas is the author of You Beneath Your Skin and numerous short stories that have been published in magazines and anthologies in the US, the UK, and Asia. She has been shortlisted for Best Small Fictions and Bath Novel Awards and is co-editor of the Forge Literary Magazine. Her literary crime thriller series, the Blue Mumbai, is represented by Lucienne Diver from The Knight Agency. Both The Blue Bar and The Blue Monsoon were published in 2023.

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  • All your posts on Project Why have moved me. This one particularly, so I have sent a little for Yash, but he needs so much more.

  • I can understand why you are so angry and sad, Damyanti. When beaurocracy stonewalls the opportunity for a child to find a loving home, it’s tragic. It’s good to know he has people who are on his side.

  • aj vosse says:

    Yes… there is a God in this world. We don’t always have the answers for everything but let’s hope this little guy learns that the love of others helped get him through school and helped get him a start in life that lots of others didn’t get!
    Let’s also hope he learns and respects that the great folk at Project Why have done all they could to see that he is loved and in turn respected!
    Further, let’s hope he learns that one day, when he is a successful man in his own right, that he can give back to those less fortunate in his community!
    (Damyanti… I’ll private mail you in a day or two!) 😉

  • celticmama36 says:

    It is easy for adoptive parents to become discouraged when the waiting goes on for years and years. In the meantime, this little guy still needs a family and education. There is a Heavenly Father and He has a reason for all of this. We can’t know that reason from this side. I pray that all will work out for this child and the others in his position. I’m sorry that he is going through this.

    May your Project Why be blessed and you, too. Have a great weekend!

  • hilarymb says:

    HI Damyanti – the poor soul – thankfully he’s with loving souls .. and I certainly hope someone will come through and give him that security of a full-filled education … all the best – Hilary

  • I have no answers, no solutions. Railing against bureaucracy accomplishes nothing. Condemning his parents does not help Yash. Posting this story gives witness to the needs. I hope it also helps the donation pour in. Other than awareness fostering care, we share, pray, and donate.

  • I’ve never tried to adopt, but three years sounds ridiculously long. How does that happen!

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