The toddler adopted by actor Sunny Leone last month had been turned down by 11 prospective parents before she could find a family, says adoption agency CARA. While adoptive parents are often very picky about who they bring into their homes and have a lot to say about a child’s physical appearance, skin colour as well as medical history, the tinsel town diva and her husband Daniel Weber were not interested in any of it.
“Without looking at colour, background and health status, Sunny Leone happily took the child in adoption. We respect that they didn’t try to bend the rules and stood in the queue like all the other parents,” said Child Adoption Resource Agency (CARA) CEO Lt Col Deepak Kumar.
Leone applied for adoption on the web portal of CARA, the apex body for adoption, on September 30 last year and was referred a child on June 21. Leone gave her assent the following day as parents are given 48 hours to accept the child.
On completing all the formalities the actor was allowed to take the child from Latur in Maharashtra into pre-adoption foster care and is now awaiting a court order which will declare the couple the legal parents of the nearly two-year- old Nisha Kaur Weber.