Thursday, 8 March 2012

Orphanages in Gujarat | Anath Ashram | Donations | Adoptions

What are Orphanages or Anath Ashrams?

An orphanage ( Anath Ashram in Hindi/Gujarati ) is defined as "An Institution that houses children whose parents are deceased or whose whereabouts are unknown." The term is generally considered outmoded in the United States(For NRIs), although it is frequently used to describe institutions abroad, where it is a more accurate term, since the word orphan has a different definition in international adoption.An orphanage is a residential institution devoted to the care of large numbers of children.

Other residential institutions for children can be called group home, children's home, refuge, rehabilitation center, night shelter, or youth treatment center.

Department in Gujarat Goverment Handling and Helping in Adoptions Matters

SecretaryPh no-079-23251218/23251203
Social Justice and Empowerment DepartmentFax-079-23254817
Government of
Block No-5, 8th
New Sachivalaya Complex
Gandhi Nagar, Gujarat-382010
DirectorTel.079-23256319 / 23256309
Department of Social Defence
Government of Gujarat,
Block No.16, Juna
Old Secretariat, Dr. Yuvraj Mehta Bhawan
Gandhinagar, Gujarat-380007

Adoption Coordinating Agency  

Adoption Coordinating Agency Prerna', Mangal Prabhat Trust Building, Opp. St. Xevier’s High School, Mirzapur, Ahmedabad - 380001 
Ph. No.: 079 - 25500309,Fax No.: 079 - 25504106 / 25465236  
Email (It looks like personal email for call first) :    

Recognised Indian Agency for both International and Within India Placement/Adoption
(Please check Central Adoption Resource Website for latest list before moving further. Click here for website )

Recognized Indian Placement Agencies and their  Phone / Fax / Email Address
(In-country and Inter-Country Adoption)
1 Shri Kathiawar Nirashrit Balashram  PH: 91-0281-2222071 / 2231340 / 2386308  
 Malaviya Road, Lodhavad Chowk,  Fax: 0281-2237306  
 Rajkot - 360002, Gujarat.  
2 Mahipatram Rupram Ashram Ph: 91-079-25454007  
 Out Side Raipur Gate,  Fax: 91-079-25453761  
 Ahmedabad - 380022, Gujarat.      
3 M/s Matru Chhaya Orphanage, PH: 91-0268-2558193  
 Sisters of Charity of Saint Anne, Nadiad Fax: 91-0268-2559070  
 Indira Nagar, Vaishali Road,  
 Nadiad-387002, Dist. Karia,        
4 Sh. Kasturba Stri Vikas Gruha  Ph: 91-0288-2751728  
 Kasturba Gandhi Marg,  Fax: 91-0288-2751730  
 Jamnagar - 361 008, Gujarat.
Specialized Adoption Agencies (Shishu Grehs) and thier Phone / Fax / Email Address
(In-Country Adoption)

My Comments : Below agencies might not be useful for NRIs and Foreigner who are interested in adoption as they are for within India Adoption only.But donations to below institutes should be fine.Still call them once to clarify.Also,below agency looks like to help women in distress also.So contact for same.
1 Superintendent        
 Ahmedabad District Probation & After Ph: 079-5601298    
 Care Association, Gujarat        
 Observation Home, Khanpur,        
 Near Cama Hotel, Ahmedabad,        
2 Superintendent Ph: 079-22871040    
 State Home for Women        
 Odhav, Ahmedabad-15        
3 Bharuch Nari Sharashan Kendra, Ph no- 02642-260962      
 Baruch, Gujarat      
4 Navsari harshad Bhawan, Ph: 02630-222368      
 Near Water Tank Fax: 02630-223582(shop)      
 Tal.- Vansda,        
 Distt.Navsari, Gujarat        
5  Godhra Lady Reception Centre Ph: 02672-242409    
 Patthar Talavadi, Near Remand Home,        
 Godhra, Distt. Panchmahal,        
 Godhra, Gujarat        
6 Superitendent Ph: 0265-2780280      
 State Home for Women        
 Opp. Ramchodji Temple        
 Nizampur, Baroda        
7 Surat State Home for Women  Ph: 0261-2669485      
 Ghod Dod Road        
 Distt. Surat        
 Surat, Gujarat-395007        
8 Surendranagar State Home for Women  Ph: 02752-221534    
 Opp.Old ITI Hostel        
 80 foot Ring Road        
 Distt Surendernagar, Gujarat-363001        
9 Palanpur Lady Reception Centre Ph: 02742-253874    
 Opp Sonariya Bungalow        
 Dairy Road        
 Palanpur-385001, Gujarat

Licensed Adoption Placement Agency (LAPAs) and other Adoption Agencies (In-Country Adoption) and their Phone / Fax / Email Address
Missionaries of Charity
Nirmala Shishu Bhavan 831/1
Bhimjipura Nava Wadaj
Call : 079-27559050  

Shree Tapibai R Gandhi Vikas Gruh
Near New Fitter, Vidhyanagar
Bhavnagar- 364001
Call : 0278-2425038

Mahajan Anath Balasharm,
Nazar Building
Katargam Road
Surat -395004
Call : 0261-2533613

Vikas Vidhyalya
Majeshwar Baug, Wadhwan- 363030
Distt. Surendernagar
Call : 02752-242591

Shree Kutchh Mahila Kalyan Kendra
Airodram Road, Outside Sarpat Gate
Bhuj, Distt. Kuchh - Bhuj-37001
Call : 02832-290241

Hope above list is useful for all those who want to help orphans.A visit to orphange is one of most memorable as per my experience.

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Disclaimer : I would like to mention that this blog is just for reference and i would strongly suggest you verify with appropriate agencies.All information provided here are for reference purpose with an aim to provide help to those looking for information.Not associated with any NGO mentioned here or otherwise.If any address,contact etc is wrong please correct it in comment section

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