Malkangiri (Odisha): A baby girl, abandoned by her mother, was adopted on Monday by a childless couple from Odisha`s Malkangiri district.
The infant was handed over after completion of all formalities to the couple, Bijay Kumar Dora and Sontoshi Dora, who were chosen from among five couples who had offered to adopt the girl, District Social Welfare Officer of Malkangiri, Pravasini Nayak said.
After giving birth, the mother had abandoned the baby beside a nullah near Ambaguda under Mathili police station on January 6, Nayak said.
The baby was rescued by a villager who saw her crying and she was initially admitted to a government hospital at Mathili and then brought to the district headquarters hospital here as her health was not good, she said.
After the infant`s condition improved, the district administration had sought applications for her adoption.
The baby girl would stay at Malkangiri for the next three months, she added.