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It all started in 1996 to overcome a standstill situation with regard to adoption activities in the State.  There was no VCA functioning in Orissa then for more than a year to facilitate and promote Indian adoptions.  Adoption activities in the State were getting hampered in the absence of a VCA.  Against this backdrop, a group of like minded eminent social activists from different walks of life thought of forming an association which would act as VCA for the State of Orissa for the rehabilitation of orphaned and abandoned children through legal adoption, and thus Sanyog formally came into existence on April 04, 1996.

Sanyog is registered under Societies Registration Act, 1860 XXI and bears registration number 20039/96.  Later, it was registered again to become the V.C.A. (Voluntary Coordinating Agency) for coordinating, facilitating and promoting adoption activities in the State of Orissa.   Although  it was

recommended to act as the VCA of the State by Women & Child Development Department, Govt. of Orissa on May 22, 1996, yet it took more than a year for the Central Adoption Resource Agency, the apex adoption programme controlling body in India under the Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment, Govt. of India to accord the VCA license for the State of Orissa on September 16, 1997.  Since then, it has been working incessantly and has now completed three successive three-year terms as Orissa V.C.A.  In 2006, however, its VCA (now referred as ACA-Adoption Coordinating Agency) license renewal was extended by one year and thereafter the current term for another three years expires on September 15, 2010. 

Over the years, as it grew gradually, Sanyog has expanded its activities beyond adoption and took up various works and issues relating to the disadvantaged and neglected sections of the society as well.  The diversified social activities have only enhanced its credentials.   Besides, working in close cooperation with government, adoption agencies and other like minded NGOs like Basundhara, Open Learning Systems, CLAP, Rush, Vijaya, Project Swarajya, etc. Sanyog has also worked with Unicef, National Institute of Social Defense (NISD), NIPCID, State Social Welfare Advisory Board, Orissa State Council for Child Welfare, ACAs and adoption agencies of other States, etc.  CARA provides funding for the functioning of ACA while W&CD Department, Govt. of Orissa for promotion and popularization of the concept of adoption in the State.

Sanyog has so far availed three projects from Swedish International Development Agency (Sida) and Adoptionscentrum of Sweden, the third being currently implemented.  With the support, cooperation, and patronage of all concerned, Sanyog, in the meanwhile, has completed a decade of its existence and now looking forward to contribute more in the coming days.

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