36 years old Jessica Lindhér was found by a cop when she was 17 months old. He handed the girl to an NGO where she was adopted by a Swedish couple. She now comes back to India to find her roots and lost connection with her family tree.
Jessica Lindher is married to an Australian guy and now has two children. She do not want her children to be disconnected with their Indian roots and trying her best to find her biological parents in India.
It was not an easy life for her as a child because of the difference of color as brown was considered dirty and also the difference in appearances of her parents and her. She had to face bullying and also many personal questions from strangers.
She first came to India in 1999 since she was adopted by a Swedish couple.
She came with her adoption papers and visited the NGO office from where she was adopted. But as per the rules she wasn’t authorised to get information about her biological parents from the NGO.
“I want to know my roots and my parents. The language my parents speak. I was told my some that I look like a South Indian. I don’t want my children to be disconnected with the culture and language”, she said.
Her Swedish parents did not support her search as they believe that in India Children get stolen. Advocate Anjali Pawar is helping her now in her quest. With Anjali’s help she has traced Gaonkar, the cop who hanged her to the NGO 25 years back.
When she met the cop with her family it turned out to be a very emotional momemt as till now she was thinking that she was lost and found by the NGO and was put up for adoption. But After meeting Gaonkar she came to know the harsh reality that she was abandoned.
She is still looking for her parents. Hope one day she finds them.