Clothes bought for him have been sitting on a cupboard shelf as the child slowly outgrows them.
Their only communication with their child is the rare WhatsApp video call coordinated between the agencies in the US and India.
CARA had stopped all adoption processes at the start of the lockdown but it’s slowly resuming work.
“We will start referring children to prospective parents as soon as travel restrictions are eased.
We have also re-started registrations for intercountry adoptions,” says Kumar.Adoption agencies, however, feel that CARA should take steps to speed up the processes.