Abandoned Delhi girl gets US-based parents

A US-based couple has found a new member to complete their family -- an abandoned minor girl from Delhi.

Last Updated: Nov 21, 2010, 12:31 PM IST

New Delhi: A US-based couple has found a
new member to complete their family -- an abandoned minor girl
from Delhi.

In its order, a Delhi court allowed the couple to the
girl.

"I allow the petition and appoint Daniel Ratnasekar
Vincent and Mahiba Sweetlyn Vincent (resident of Texas in USA)
as guardians of the minor female child," district judge Rakesh
Kapoor said.

"It will be in the welfare of the minor child if the
prayer of the petitioners is allowed," said the court while
permitting the adoption.

The couple had pleaded that they already had two sons,
but owing to Mahiba`s operation they had no chance of becoming
parents again. They also submitted that being of Indian
origin; they were in a better position to protect the interest
of the child.

The couple also produced `no objection` certificate
issued by Central Adoption Resource Agency (CARA) for
inter-country adoption of the child.

The child was found abandoned by officials of Kalawati
Hospital here on May 2009 and was handed over to the Welfare
Home for Children at Sarita Vihar.

After medical examinations, the minor`s date of birth
was assessed to be April 12, 2009 and she was declared as an
abandoned child by the Child Welfare Committee.

The court appointed the couple as guardians of the
abandoned child after a Welfare Home for Children official
Lata Nair deposed before the court that they had no objection
to the couple adopting the child.

PTI