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THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Chaitanya, a resident of the State Child Welfare Committee’s orphanage here, has been adopted by a 47-year-old school teacher from France.

Now aged five years and 11 months, she was found at the Amma cradle in Palakkad in 2012. She was later shifted to the orphanage in Thiruvananthapuram.

Natalia Defond, who adopted her, is unmarried. She had earlier adopted Elias Arya, a boy, from another orphanage in India, in 2012. Elias is also accompanying her on this trip to take Chaitanya to France on Thursday. Chaitanya is suffering from thalassaemia, an inherited blood disorder.

Defond, who speaks only French, had a translator accompanying her. She said her family, consisting of her two unmarried sisters, had been waiting for the girl for the past few months and that they would all take care of her like their own daughter.

Chaitanya’s name will be changed to Lila Chaitanya Violet. Child Welfare Committee General Secretary S P Deepak said Defond, who adopted a child suffering from a disease requiring special care, was a model to others. Chaitanya has been undergoing treatment in Thiruvananthapuram and Vellore for the past five years.

Since December 2016, when the new administration took over, four children from the orphanage here have been adopted by those from foreign countries. The sisters Veni and Rani were adopted by a New Zealand couple, while Navitha went to the US and Riya to the UAE. Four other children--Siddharth (France), Divyendu (Italy), Chand, and Honey (US) are also getting ready to fly overseas within one month, after adoption procedures are over.

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