• Short Summary

    UNDER AN ADOPTION SCHEME ORGANISED BY THE KUAN LIN FOUNDATION, ORPHANS FROM INDIA ARE BEING FLOWN TO CANADA TO BE ADOPTED BY CANADIAN FAMILIES.

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    UNDER AN ADOPTION SCHEME ORGANISED BY THE KUAN LIN FOUNDATION, ORPHANS FROM INDIA ARE BEING FLOWN TO CANADA TO BE ADOPTED BY CANADIAN FAMILIES. THE ORPHANS ARE USUALLY OLDER CHILDREN WHO ARE IN SOME WAY HANDICAPPED.

    THE FOUNDATION WAS ESTABLISHED THREE YEARS AGO BY DR. ROBERT FERRIE AND HIS WIFE, HELKE, OF BURLINGTON, CANADA. ON THURSDAY (28 NOVEMBER) SOME OF THE FIRST ORPHANS TO BENEFIT FROM THE SCHEME FLEW INTO TORONTO AIRPORT, TO BE GREETED BY THEIR NEW PARENTS. THEIR NAMES WERE MICHAEL (AGED TEN), HEINA (AGED NINE), MURPHY (AGED EIGHT) AND CLARE-MICHEL (AGED TWELVE).

    ALL FOUR CHILDREN ARE SLIGHTLY HANDICAPPED, MOST OF THEM HAVING SUFFERED FROM THE AFTER-EFFECTS OF POLIO. THEY HAD BEEN GIVEN THEIR NAMES BY THE NUNS WORKING IN THE ORPHANAGES IN BOMBAY WHERE THEY HAD BEEN CARED FOR.

    OTHER CHILDREN IN THIS FIRST BATCH WERE TO FLY ON TO TWO OTHER CANADIAN TOWNS, WINNIPEG AND DEEP RIVER, WHERE OTHER ADOPTIVE PARENTS WERE WAITING TO GREET THEM.

    IT COSTS THE FOUNDATION ABOUT EIGHT HUNDRED DOLLARS TO PROVIDE EACH ORPHAN WITH A NEW HOME. THE MONEY COVERS THE COMBINED COSTS OF THE LEGAL ADOPTION PROCESS THROUGH THE INDIAN COURTS, AND THE AIR FARE TO FLY THE CHILDREN TO CANADA. FOR EACH CHILD THE WHOLE OPERATION TAKES SEVERAL MONTHS, BEING COMPLICATED BY EASTERN CUSTOMS AND RELIGION.

    SYNOPSIS: UNDER AN ADOPTION SCHEME ORGANISED BY THE KUAN LIN FOUNDATION, HANDICAPPED INDIAN ORPHANS ARE BEING ADOPTED BY CANADIAN FAMILIS. THESE FOUR YOUNGSTERS ARRIVING AT TORONTO'S INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, ARE AMONG THE FIRST TO BENEFIT FROM THE SCHEME. TWO OTHER SETS OF PARENTS WERE WAITING IN WINNIPEG AND DEEP RIVER FOR TWO OTHER CHILDREN TO ARRIVE. THE PARENTS WERE SEEING THEIR ADOPTED KIDS FOR THE FIRST TIME. FOR EACH CHILD THE WHOLE OPERATION COSTS ABOUT EIGHT HUNDRED DOLLARS, INCLUDING COURT COSTS AND AIR FARE. CBC REPORTER, JEFF HUSSEY, TAKES UP THE STORY.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA5MHB2FBF8TD56MNY9OSL7DRR7
    Media URN:
    VLVA5MHB2FBF8TD56MNY9OSL7DRR7
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/12/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:54:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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