Adopt a kid. Not adopt in the legal sense. They do it the Indian way. They brought this cutie baby girl from a poor relative in Delhi and made her their own.
She was such a doll. Cutest kid ever seen. When she was brought down evenings, we all were already awaiting her arrival.
Then it happened.
Its a theory of mine that a kid in such homes are quite conducive to couple in question to conceive and that's what happened here. In due course they have a bonny boy. How cute. Two kids.
Not even a year has gone by and then we start hearing stories. The girl just doesn't like us - was the complaint. What ?? A small baby doesn't like you. Are you joking?
This story is told to all - literally door to door.
Then phase II.
This girl is not eating any food. Again a story told door to door. I saw this 2 and half yr old once again - it was sad, man.
We could hear the girl howling till one two in the night. What the hell, I used to think.
Finally the inevitable.
The girl is returned -after months of torture - to her biological parents and this smart couple are happy with their biological son. I hope so.