New Delhi, Aug 28 (UNI) Women and Child Development minister Maneka Gandhi on Tuesday termed
as ‘very unfortunate’ the incident where a foster parents dumped a girl adopted from India in Spain.
Expressing regret over the turn of events, Gandhi tweeted, “It is very unfortunate that the adopted girl has been abandoned in Spain. I have requested our Ambassador in Spain D B Venkatesh Varma to immediately send her back to India where we will ensure her rehabilitation and safe custody.”
The foster parents dumped the girl in a protection home in Madrid after they discovered that she was 13 years old and not seven as they were told at the time of adoption, reports here said.
The couple has, in a letter to the Central Adoption Resource Agency, blamed it for ‘misleading’ them and medical tests conducted on her determined that her age was not seven as they had been led to believe.