Kindness knows no bound and a Swedish nurse has proved that in the best possible way by adopting an eight-month-old baby girl Kajri, who was left to die on a railway track.
To adopt this child, Elin Kristin Eriksson has traveled all the way from Sweden. Today the little girl has found a mother and now the picture is very different from the last year when the infant was found by a lineman on the railway tracks near Barmer in a carton, mentioned TOI.
When the railway police got the infant to the hospital, the staff confirmed that the baby was premature and one-day-old. The girl was then brought to Nav Jeevan Sansthan in Jodhpur where she was named Kajri. Later, she was adopted by Eriksson, who saw the girl on the hospital’s portal for adoption.
After the completion of adoption formalities, Elin, who is a single mother, will be taking her daughter home. This is the first case where a special child has been adopted by a foreign nation from the hospital, which shelters 50 children now.
While talking to TOI, Rajendra Parihaar who is heading Nav Jeevan Sansthan said, “Ministry of Women and Child Development has a statutory body Central Adoption Resource Authority (CARA), which looks into the adoption procedure and policy and Ericksson had applied for adoption in Sweden following which her request was sent to CARA. From application to now the process takes more than 6 months and she will be taking Kajri with her on July 27.”
Further, stressing on Kajri’s poor health and elaborating on her physical needs Parihar mentions, “The girl is much better now but when we got her she weighed only 1.5 kg and because of the way she was thrown on the railway tracks, she was in very poor health but with correct nourishment and care she will be completely healthy soon.”
The 44-year old Eriksson works in a children’s hospital in Sweden and she felt the need to adopt a child only out of love for them. “She was extremely happy and emotional to meet and adopt Kajri formally. We have got Kajri’s birth certificate ready with Elin’s name as her mother on it,” Parihaar added.