We are very happy for him
Aditya Tiwari, who works for an MNC in Pune has been trying to adopt a 16-month-old toddler, since September 2014. A bachleor, Aditya wants to adopt Binney, who suffers from Down syndrome and has a hole in his heart. Thanks to the changes in adoption reforms by Maneka Gandhi, last week, the path for him just got easier.
Being a single male of only 28 years of age, Aditya was not a suitable candidate till now. But now, the sun is shining bright on him. As per the changed guidelines from August 1, the age limit of a single male wishing to adopt a child has been brought down from 30 to 25.
When Aditya tried to adopt Binney earlier, he had to face a lot of rejections; he also knocked on many doors including the President, Prime Minister, WCD minister and the state government.
In June 2015, he told The Times of India “If actresses like Sushmita Sen and Raveena Tandon can adopt children at 25 and 21 years of age, why can’t a middle-class person do so? Besides, there is precedence of three single men seeking custody of child from court and I will do so too.”
Source: A Single Man Adopting a Child with Down Syndrome is the Best Story We’ve Heard Today