Mahi Vij and Jay Bhanushali had earlier decided to foster Khushi Ray and Rajveer Ray, the children of their home help soon after their marriage. Soon after, Mahi gave birth to her biological child, Tara Jay Bhanushali. While they still consider their foster children as equally important in their hearts, the couple are receiving too much flak for spending all their time with their child while their foster children are in their hometown.
In Mahi’s letter posted on her social media, she has spoken about how she has received criticism for not paying enough attention and this was not fair.
When Khushi came into our lives, we became parents but a part of us knows that the decision and the first rights belong to her father and mother. They had always wanted the kids to spend some time in Mumbai but eventually return to their hometown and be with their extended family and grandparents. And we feel that no one can judge what is better for a child, than their parents
The Note reads
A lot of you have been questioning, a lot of you have been assuming, a lot of you have been writing anything and everything and its just NOT FAIR! Yes we are parents, FOSTER Parents! Tara entered our lives as a beautiful blessing but that doesn’t change our feelings for Khushi and Rajveer. When Khushi came into our lives, we became parents but a part of us knows that the decisions and the first rights belong to her father and mother. They had always wanted the kids to spend some time in Mumbai but eventually return to their hometown and be with their extended family and grandparents. And we feel that there is no one who can judge what is better for a child, than their parents.
So today to all of you who may question why you aren’t seeing them with us or feel that we’ve abandoned them, please don’t! It pains us and it will hurt our children when they grow up. For us all our three children are equally loved but two of them though living in their hometown are still precious for us. Our video calls and frequent exchange of messages keep us close to them and that’s a decision which none of us have a right to
The kids will keep coming and they have two homes for a lifetime, one in their hometown, and one with us. All our festivals like Diwali and even Khushi’s birthday are celebrated together. The love doesn’t change and will always only grow!
We hope that all your questions and assumptions are rested for once and all! Please bless our children, wish them well because that’s all we want, positivity and Good Karma!
Mahhi & Jay
The note also says that their three children are equally important to them and although Khushi and Rajveer are not in Mumbai, they keep in touch through video calls and messages. They say that both children will have two permanent homes and they will celebrate all important festivals and birthdays as usual. They asked everyone to bless their children and wish them good luck.