India’s youngest single father will be honoured in a Bengaluru event with ‘World’s Best Mommy’ award on International Women’s Day on March 8. After learning that most people choose not to adopt a child with special needs, a Pune resident, Aditya Tiwari adopted a 22-month-old child, Avnish with Down Syndrome in 2016 and quit his job as a software engineer. The news of receiving the award was shared by Tiwari on Facebook saying “motherhood: all love begins and ends there”.
While Tiwari has broken most stereotypes by adopting Avnish and becoming a single parent along with being an activist for children with special needs, there’s another 15-year-old who became famous for breaking stereotypes. A 15-year-old girl with Down Syndrome is breaking all the stereotypes by competing in state-wide dance competitions and by modelling for top brands across the United States. Kennedy Garcia was reportedly born in Colorado and the doctors had advised her mother Renee to ‘give her up for adoption’ when she was born. However, Kennedy has now defied their gloomy predictions and modelled for brands like American Girl and Justice Clothing.