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Wednesday, 21 February 2024 9.56 AM IST

Amicus curiae should issue instructions to ensure welfare of adopted daughter: High Court


KOCHI: In the petition filed by the parents seeking permission to return their adopted daughter, the High Court directed the amicus curiae to suggest measures to ensure psychological support to the girl. Justice Devan Ramachandran said that the girl who was abandoned by those who gave birth to her is now being abandoned by the ones who adopted her as well and the child is in a very bad situation.

The High Court was considering the petition filed by the couple from Thiruvananthapuram that the girl adopted from an ashram in Ludhiana is not getting along with them and that the adoption should be cancelled and the child should be returned. Earlier, Adv Parvathy Menon was appointed as amicus curiae in the petition. The amicus curiae visited the girl in the care home and filed a report in the High Court yesterday. The report says that the girl is in a helpless state of isolation and a compassionate approach is essential. It was also pointed out that the girl needs psychological support, not psychiatric treatment.

At this stage, the High Court verbally said that the desire of the court is for the girl to go to school and college and should consider getting admission to an open school for Plus Two. The single bench directed the amicus curiae to specify steps to be taken for the girl's welfare and adjourned the petition for hearing on Monday.

The petitioners adopted the girl from Punjab after their son died in a car accident. The petitioners approached the High Court to cancel the adoption stating that the girl is unable to accept them as parents and is not ready to get along with them.

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