Guidelines for adoption of Indian children
Embassy of India: Guidelines
for adoption of Indian children. Contains extensive information
on: Role of Government of India, List of Recognized Foreign
Agencies for Adoption, Procedure to be followed etc.
Adoption Of An Indian Child: High Comission of India in Singapore: Procedure for the Adoption of an Indian Child by a Foreigner
or NRI. Obtain all relevant documentation (Click
here to see list of required documents) to support your
application for adoption.
United States U.S. Embassy New Delhi, India: Procedure
for an American citizen to adopt an Indian orphan child. This section provides an overview of the intercountry adoption
process. The process varies greatly, as it is governed by the laws of the countries where the adoptive parents and the
child reside (which in the case of the United States means both federal and state law), and also in which of these
locations the legal adoption is finalized. Additionally, if the child’s home country is a party to the Hague Adoption
Convention, the Hague processes of both countries must be followed. Prospective adoptive parents should consider all of
these factors when evaluating what to expect.
State Department: [Intercountry Adoption: India] U.S.
immigration and visa laws provide for advance approval of
an adoption petition on Form I-600A by the Bureau of Citizenship
and Immigration Services in the Department of Homeland Security
(BCIS) office that has jurisdiction over your place of domicile.
Includes a list of U.S Government authorized adoption agencies.
US State Department Alerts & Notices:
- Exit Permits Required for Adoptive Parents to Depart India - October 30, 2015
- Parents Must Now Obtain a “No Objection Certificate” (NOC) from the Foreigners Regional Registration Office (FRRO)
before Departing India. - February 19, 2016
Central Adoption Resource Authority (CARA) - India’s adoption authority. Ministry of Women & Child Development,
Government of India.
CARA is a statutory body of Ministry of Women & Child Development, Government of India. It functions as the nodal body
for adoption of Indian children and is mandated to monitor and regulate in-country and inter-country adoptions. CARA is
designated as the Central Authority to deal with inter-country adoptions in accordance with the provisions of the Hague
Convention on Inter-country Adoption, 1993, ratified by Government of India in 2003. CARA primarily deals with adoption
of orphan, abandoned and surrendered children through its associated /recognised adoption agencies.
CARA - Right Step for Adoption
Do's: i) Only adopt from Specialised Adoption Agencies (SAAs) recognised by State Governments.
ii) Read the Guidelines carefully on the website and follow the due procedure.
Don'ts: i) Do not approach any nursing home, hospital, maternity home, unauthorised institution or individual for
ii) Do not upload any incorrect document, else your registration will be cancelled.
iii) Through illegal adoption, you may unintentionally become part of child trafficking network. Save yourself from legal
Answers questions like What are the requirements to adopt
a child from India? How long does it take to adopt a child
from India? How much does it cost to adopt a child from India?
Waiting Children Available for Adoption: Children with minor to moderate medical needs of any age or healthy children or
sibling sets over the age of five. Per CARA, India’s adoption authority, healthy children under the age of five are not
available for adoption to foreign families. Families with NRI or OCI status are eligible to request a healthy child of
by choice is a sensitive study of adoption issues, in
the Indian Socio-Cultural context and responds well, to the
needs of Adoptive Parents.
Voluntary Co-ordinating Agency is an association registered
under the Societies Registration Act and is a centralized
agency for adoption in the State. The Voluntary Co-ordinating
Agency for Child Adoption, Tamil Nadu is registered under
Tamil Nadu Societies Registration Act,1975.
Hope International .
Jagat Childrens World - Bal Jagat is a private, non-profit
inter-country adoption agency. It's programs currently include
China, Guatemala, India, Romania, Russia, and Vietnam. Address:
5199 E. Pacific Coast Highway, #204,Long Beach, CA 90804.
Phone:(562) 597- 5029 or Email:firstname.lastname@example.org
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