Dear Pari - India’s first narrative podcast on adoption.

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Dear Pari is India’s first narrative podcast on adoption, hosted by parents Priya and Rakesh. Dear Pari will take the listeners through their journey of adoption while discussing pertinent issues around it. We will bring to you voices of parents,…

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Episode 1 – Homecoming

Episode 1 – Homecoming

Episode 1 brings perspectives on how to deal with questions on adoption like why you want to adopt and why being patient is important. Parts of the Podcast are in Hindi, so please download the transcription below if you are a…

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Episode 2 – Breaking the Stigma

Episode 2 – Breaking the Stigma

Episode 2 will explore the silent and yet loud stigma about adoption. It will also highlight the importance of society embracing positive adoption language as well as the role of mass media in stereotyping adoption. Transcription: Download Additional Info: Adoption in…

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Episode 3 – All About the Law

Episode 3 – All About the Law

This episode will bring to you an interview with CARA CEO Col Deepak Kumar and will strive to explain to you different laws available for adoption in India and challenges in finding homes for children with special needs and older…

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Episode 4 – Identity

Episode 4 – Identity

In this episode, we will bring to you perspectives on shaping the identity of an adoptee and why it is important to have honest and open communication line with children who have been adopted. Transcription: Download Speakers:  Saraswati Bhaskar, Adoption…

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Episode 5 – The Heart Speaks

Episode 5 – The Heart Speaks

This episode brings to you stories of two adoptees and how they dealt with the knowledge of being adopted. In one story, the adoptee was informed about her adoption in an age-appropriate manner by her parents, while in another’s case,…

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Episode 6 – Don’t Hide it

Episode 6 – Don’t Hide it

This episode deals with the one topic that leaves many parents nervous and anxious-the how-to of the disclosure. We continue our discussion with Varsha Swamy, an adoption counselor, and Saras Bhaskar, a well-known adoption counselor. You will also hear from…

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Episode 7 – Flipping the coin (Part 1)

Episode 7 – Flipping the coin (Part 1)

In this part of this episode, we spoke to Arun Dohle, a child rights activist who has unveiled many child trafficking scandals in India and other countries. He explains why and what his issues are with the current system of…

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Episode 7 – Flipping the coin (Part 2)

Episode 7 – Flipping the coin (Part 2)

In this episode we talk about the tragic case of 3-year-old Sherin Mathews with Shanna Poteet and Reena Bana, child rights advocates and admins of Facebook page Love and Justice for Sherin Saraswati Mathews which had brought together a community…

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Episode 8 – Closing the triad

Episode 8 – Closing the triad

In this episode we talk to Suganda, who is a prospective single mother who gives us an insight into the unique challenges faced by single parents. And we will end this episode by speaking to an important part of the…

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