After fighting for adoption for more than a year, Indore youth, Aditya Tiwari was finally handed over the toddler suffering from Down’s syndrome. This was probably the first time in the country that a single young parent has adopted a special child.
- Aditya, 28, who works for an MNC in Pune, had been trying to adopt one-and-a-half-year old Binney since September 2014.
- He had to fight with authorities for the child suffering from genetic disorder and a hole in his heart, but had hit the wall as old norms did not allow single parents below 30 to adopt.
- Decks were cleared when adoption rules changed from August 1 last year, bringing down the age to 25. Still there was a delay of five months after change in adoption norms.