child adopting …
I recently got the following email in my inbox through my university email list
PIMS hospital has inside its premise a Children’s Hospital where injured children from Kashmir are being flown in. Soon all rooms and space inside the hospital will be used up. Friends of Children Hospital have requested for your help.
What is required from YOU?
Anyone who has room and space in his/her home may volunteer to take in a child for a temporary period till s/he is able to go back to his home or till his family contacts you.
We need a volunteer, who can send out the mail to as many as possible, develop a roaster with names of confirmations who can take up a child and soon. As a first step please start circulating this mail to many as possible.
These children are the future of their land. They need your help.
the following was my reply
Check your facts before circulating such emails
Dr Tabish Hazir from PIMS child ward said on PTV day before yesterday that currently they do NOT want people to adopt children unless and untill certain measures have been taken.
There are international laws against child abuse , PIMS guys have to do a lot of work before actually letting people adopt kids
at this moment, we least need a mass circulation of a hoax
the following is another email mesage forwarded to me by Madnas on the same topic
I want to bring everyone’s immidiate attention to the most grave issue of the hour… children from the disaster hit areas are going MISSING. Due to the chaos and its to keep a track of the children whose families are either missing or dead. Trafficars are taking full advantage of this situation. If any single one of the devastated kids would get in to wrong hands at this hour, we shall all be responsible for it.
Things to do and know:
Adoption is being BANNED by the goverment for the time being so any one who is doing so is doing it ILLEGALLY
No individuals can OFFER children brought in from those areas up for adoption
No one can re-locate the children from their areas without official permission from the goverment
The goverment is giving the names of ORGANISATIONS in media who have been asked to supervise and take care of the children for the time being…so if you dont know CHECK with any tv channel, newspaper etc
If you are recieving any messages from individuals saying that they have kids up for adoption, please inform the authorities
Please spread some instruction around for the ones who are volunteering help in the affected areas. Tell them to keep a count and track of children who are unaccompanied. Also tell them to educate children not to leave their area with any one but the officials.
For now we do not even know how many of these children are actually orphan or their families are missing. So everyone Hold On for a while…take care of these kids first.
Please spread this msg around
I thank you all for reading, this is an important message,
do NOT ignore it
have a blessed Ramadan
Talha (from Islamabad)