Indian Association for Promotion of Adoption and Child Welfare (IAPA) aims to provide opportunities for children to grow with love and affection, in the security of a family through adoption. They engage in advocating for better standard of child care and promotion of a childs rights to family, education and participation.
Programs consists of :
Adoption and Foster Family Care: IAPA is involved in different stages of adoption process for Prospective Adoptive Parents (PAPs). IAPA attends to families and children at pre-adoption stage, providing guidance to (PAPs), Post-adoption and annual family meet. Surrendered or abandoned children received by the foundation are placed into foster care for the process of care and rehabilitation. Children in these foster family care, awaiting adoption are raised by experienced and skilled foster mothers.
Sponsorship for Education and Development: To help underprivileged and poverty-stricken children to achieve a decent and adequate quality of education, IAPA began their Educational Sponsorship Program. Interventions with social support and guidance, along with visits to homes and schools to promote and motivate children to educate themselves, develop a skills and specific talent and excel in life. Counselling and career guidance are provided to help them pursue higher education and better career opportunities.
The Rural Project:
IAPA started the rural project to advocate the importance of education, women empowerment and skill development. IAPA has pooled money and invested it in building infrastructure for and hiring teachers. IAPA also intervenes to promote women empowerment, fight social stigmas and superstitions using logic and science, learn about physiological changes, also discussion with boys were held to educate them about gender equality and support for college education and career building were given.
Allied Support Services: Allied Support Services are a composite of various services provided to children like Child Guidance Centers that help children with problems like remedial, psychiatric and psychological using training, counselling, therapy and medication. Vocational skills such as Advance Tally with GST, interior designing, beautician courses and etc. were provided. Microfinance were also set up to encourage small businesses to startup.