Kozhikode: The adoption imbroglio of eight children in Malappuram has ended on a positive note.
All of them were declared legally fit for adoption (LFA) after one more Child Welfare Committee (CWC) member ratified the document.
The adoption procedure was stuck for long as there was short of a member's ratification after two others were reluctant to sign.
The issue was brought before the district collector, and he slammed the non-child friendly attitude which Deccan Chronicle published on January 15.
"All the eight, including a girl, was declared as LFA and they would reach their prospective parents soon," said Malappuram district child protection officer (DCPO), Samir Machingal.
As per the guidelines, minimum three ratifications of the CWC members is needed to proceed with the adoption process, and of the four members in the body, only two signed, including its chairman.
On Tuesday, one of the reluctant members also signed on the dotted line resolving the issue.
It is learnt that the two resent towards the selection of the present chairman caused the non-cooperation. The responsible members' non-cooperation was at a time when 1,085 prospective parents in the state are waiting for children after registering with the national adoption agency, CARA (Central Adoption Resource Authority)....