Where Are India’s Children

Where Are India’s Children

paving the way home for every child


Proposed technology solution called the Child Lifecycle Management Solution to digitise, manage, track, and audit the ground level processes among CCIs and relevant government bodies, to manage the status of all vulnerable children who reach CCIs, and to ensure the movement of children into the legal adoption pool where applicable, giving all children a chance to reach their forever family. WAIC also started a campaign because unless all of us understand the child welfare mechanism and demand the best interest of abandoned and orphaned children, nothing will change. There is also ground work, constant research and ongoing initiatives to address specific challenges in the sector.


Smriti Gupta

Smriti is a Child Rights Campaigner, and a Partnerships & Marketing professional. She is working to drive awareness and find lasting solutions for India’s most vulnerable children. Smriti is an adoptive mother of two daughters and a champion for adoption of children with special needs, older children, and siblings. Smriti has previously worked with technology companies such as Wikimedia Foundation, PayPal (eBay), and Synopsys. She is an alum of the Indian School of Business, Carnegie Mellon University, and The Cooper Union.

Meera Marthi

Meera is an ICF Certified Coach and a Certified Adoption Counsellor. Being an adoptive mother herself, Meera is passionate about working with children and spreading awareness about adoption. Pursuing both these passions, Meera joined WAIC as a director and co-founder. Meera in her previous avatar worked as a technology professional in companies like Oracle in the U.S.A and Apps Associates in India.  Meera is an alum of Osmania University.

Protima Sharma

Protima is an Entrepreneur in Human Resources, and a Certified Adoption Counsellor. Inspired by her own experience of adopting her daughters, she is committed to the cause of child welfare and adoption in India. Using her experience of building successful startups, Protima applies her business acumen to solve some of the key problems in the child welfare mechanism. She is an alum of Indian Institute of Science.


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