Swedish woman in search of Indian parents
Rebecca Aditi Sandlert, who was adopted by Swedish parents thirty three years ago, returned to Siliguri , in search of her birth parents.
Siliguri: Rebecca Aditi Sandlert, who was adopted by Swedish parents thirty three years ago, returned to Siliguri , in search of her birth parents.
Born to a Nepali mother and Bengali father on June 28 1980, Sandlert was placed in an orphanage in Kolkata on November 4 (1980), when she was not even five months old.
"I have come here from Sweden, to look for my birth parents and any more information about my back ground, because I am adopted from here. I don't know so much about my back ground. I know that my mother was a Nepali and my father was a Bengali and their marriage was not accepted by the families, so my father left my mother to get married to another woman. So my mother could not take care of me alone, so that's why she gave me away for adoption," Sandlert told media.
Just a few months after she was brought in the orphanage, Sandlert was adopted by a Swedish family and taken to live Stockholm.
Sandlert's friend, Sidney Norling, who is accompanying to India, told media they don't even know the names of her birth parents.
"We hope to find her parents; at least may be we get some names because we are continuously searching. We also know that can be actually, here standing on the road. But we feel satisfied that also because at least we have tried and that's the most important for us to try to search for her roots. Sometimes we don't find anything and sometimes we find a lot," he said
Sandlert, who married a Swedish man, decided to embark on the journey to find her birth parents after giving birth to her own daughter, Alva.
22 Oct 2019 9:43 AM GMT