Purpose

Objectives 

1.    To provide excellent care, medical help and affection for abandoned and relinquished children in the society

2.    To find suitable families for adoption, and place orphan children in good homes, providing them a bright future

3.    To provide information, guidance, counseling for families and co-ordinate the process of adoption 

4.  To rehabilitate unwed mothers, by providing shelter, legal help, emotional support, training for  vocational skills and facilitating social reintegration


Adoption, a progressive step


Snehankur has placed hundreds of boys and girls in good families through adoption.  About a decade ago there was a social stigma associated with adopting children. However there has been a drastic change in the last few years with positive approach of progressive parents. What is more satisfying is the fact that more parents are coming forward to adopt a female child even as the rest of society if grappling with the problems of female feoticide and female infanticide. Even parents who have biological children are now adopting to build their families. ‘Snehankur’ has handed over children to parents of all religions - Hindu, Muslim, Christian, Parsis !



Medical support for children

Every child at Snehankur is given the best possible medical care till he/she is given away for adoption. All essential immunizations and vaccines are given to every child. Medical record for every illness and ailments are maintainted. Snehankur's children get free valuable medical help from well-known child specialists pediatricians in Ahmednagar like Dr. Anirudh Gite and Dr. Suchit Tamboli. In serious conditions and when admissions are required Acharya Anand Rishiji Hospitals provide the services.  Dr. Sanjay Patil’s High Tech. and Dr. Shailendra Patankar Lab offer various services related at discounted rates for our institution 

We also get a similar support by Dr Suhas Ghule (radiologist), Dr Preeti and Dr. Hemant Deshpande  (D.G.O. and M.S Surgeons) Dr. Sangita and Dr Shirish Kulakarni (anesthetists), Dr. Sanjay Patil and Dr. Shailaesh Patankar (pathologist)  and many such medical practitioners. These doctors' dedication and help has made it possible for 'Snehankur ' to maintain 'zero death rates' during last 7 years, despite intake of the most malnourished and challenged children from the society

Care of unwed mothers

The process of adoption remains incomplete until rehabilitation and social empowerment of the unwed mother is done. Sadly, this aspect is rarely paid attention to. Snehankur, addresses this complex but delicate issue of unwed mothers' insecurity by taking the issue head on. With over 20 years of  working experience on the ground, our coordinators understand and empathize with the socio-economic condition, and that forces mothers to give away their babies, and the associated emotional hardship. Snehankur provides medical help in excellent hospitals for unwed mothers who relinquish their children. These women are provided counselling and when required an opportunity to take professional employment or education free of cost.  

Many women have completed bachelor degrees and have found career in the fields of fashion designing, catering technology and nursing. Snehankur has arranged for their marriage too. Physically handicapped women have also been rehabilitated successfully.


Co-Ordination with allied systems

An NGO cannot function effectively by itself. Snehankur has established the links and harmonious relations with the local police stations, Child Welfare Committee, educational institutions, lawyers, first aid centers, civil hospitals, JAPU (Juvenile Aid Protection Unit) and NGOs working in remote areas. Snehankur organizes regular workshops to boost awareness of child rights.

Recognized for it's dedicated work, Snehankur gets timely cooperation and collaboration from the allied agencies. We get phone calls round the clock for helping the children in distress. A team of trained nurse, social workers and a dedicated vehicle with driver are available 24 hours to reach the spot and assist these children.