Know the First Foster Parent of a Down Syndrome Baby
Motherhood is truly a bliss. Honestly speaking No other feelings could be compared to holding your new-born child in your hand.
But, then you find mothers like Kavita who have faith in that motherhood is not
just about giving birth to a baby but there is something more to it. There are
so many children around us who are truly waiting to be embraced by a loving
family. Kavita and Himanshu turned the first Indian couple to adopt a baby girl
with Down syndrome.
Kavita and her husband was certain long back during
their courtship period to adopt a baby girl, even if they have a biological one.
Kavita who was an HR professional and a preschool teacher who got married to
Himanshu, an IT professional and moved to the US for better career opportunities.
The couple came to know about Down syndrome when they eventually met a small
number of children with this genetic condition when they were in the US.
They were strong-minded to adopt a baby girl with
Down syndrome and as Kavita said, "there were no reasons to not do this."
They contacted CARA (Central Adoption Resource
Authority), the legal body in India that bring about the adoption procedure. Nevertheless,
they were not allowed to register on CARA because they were on work permit in
the US. Nonetheless, this didn't stop trying to make their dream come true. The
couple came back to India only to get this mission solved and got themselves registered
Soon, they greeted their little princess 'Veda'.
Little Veda has Down syndrome but she is the one to complete Kavita and
Himanshu's life. As Kavita recalls affectionately, the journey has been truly hypnotic
and it makes her feel comprehensive. Even though Veda has emotional and
physical interruptions, the couple is thrilled that Veda has recognized them so
well. The proud mother said, "Whatever
Veda can achieve is a milestone for us."
To spread awareness on Down syndrome, Kavita has took
the help of social media where people can catch pointers of Veda's life.
Kavita says, "When I began my journey I had no resources to look upon. I am
glad if this could help anyone in any way." She further adds, "You don't
realize until you see it. And that's the purpose of starting a social media
channel for Veda."
Kavita said, "I really feel happy when parents of disabled
children get in touch with me from remote corners of the country to learn more
about how to deal with such situations, how to convince the family, etc. I feel
motivated if I can impact the lives of some parents with some amount of