Rejected by her own, 5-year old finds solace in US
Bhuj, Feb 2: In a heart-rendering story of a 5-year old girl from Bhuj, what her own land could not provide her, she found in foreign arms. Only a few days old, five years ago, she was found in the bushes in Rapar, 130 kilometers away from Gujarat's Bhuj.
Abandoned by her biological parents, insects had nibbled parts of her nose. However, the girl survived and she was shifted to a child welfare centre in Bhuj, where she was named Durga.
As she was put up for adoption, three couples accepted and then rejected her. But, now she can hope for a better future. A US-based singer, Christine Williams, has come forward to adopt Durga.
Getting to know about her from an NGO called Palak, which has been trying to arrange for her adoption since years. Today, Christine was entrusted with Durga after the former cleared all the formalities. They will now head to the US.
A single mother of an adopted child from Hyderabad, Christine said,""I am thrilled that I have got this little angel. I want to bring her up as a beautiful person. Hopefully, she will adjust to the new family."
She further told media personnel today that she is planning to have reconstructive surgery for Durga.
Durga's guardians back at the Childfare Centre Centre said they were elated to have a loving home for her. "We have been waiting for someone to adopt her because she is really a beautiful child. We are elated today that she has finally got a family," they said.