Indore: Youngest single parent makes it to Golden books
Indore’s Aditya Tiwari, the youngest single parent in the country to adopt a child with Down’s syndrome, has made it to the Golden Book of World Records.indore Updated: Nov 08, 2016 11:25 IST
Indore’s Aditya Tiwari, the youngest single parent in the country to adopt a child with Down’s syndrome, has made it to the Golden Book of World Records.
The confirmation mail from the book of records came on Saturday night, stating that his entry has been registered under the category of the ‘Youngest parent in the world to adopt a child with Down’s syndrome’.
Aditya had applied for the book a couple of months back.
Tiwari, the only Indian to have made it to the Golden Book of World Records, said, “After adopting Binny (Avneesh) from Indore, I got married in July. Ever since then I have been travelling with Binny as I get invited on several forums to speak about Down’s syndrome and how to take care of children with the disorder.”
Tiwari was 28 when adopted Binny, fought with the government and administration to change the rules regarding adoption in India.
“It was a long battle to get Binny. Now I wish to raise awareness around children like Binny. When the announcement came a lot of mails poured in, some were even from doctors living abroad who said that the news came as a surprise to them as not many people in India would adopt such a child,” said Tiwari.
Meanwhile, he also made it to the India Book of Records under the same title making him officially the youngest single parent in the country to adopt a child with special needs.
A software engineer by profession, Tiwari said that he also plans to adopt another child with special needs from Pune. “I plan to adopt a girl child from Pune. I have applied for adoption and the procedure is going on. The only problem is that the rules don’t allow people to adopt a child right after their marriage. I will have to wait for two years to get the entire procedure completed,” he added.
First Published: Nov 08, 2016 11:25 IST