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Adoption of children from India and is especially targeted
at NRIs and people of Indian origin looking to adopt
and support children in India.
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and social organizations working with Non Resident Indians
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Child Adoption Links :: 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.
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.
States U.S. Embassy New Delhi, India: Procedure for an
American citizen to adopt an Indian orphan child.
Adoption - US Consulate General Mumbai, India: Immigrant
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.
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?
I.A.I.C. website: Support, information and resources for Indians adopting Indian
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.
Commonwealth works in the state of Maharshtra. In India, the international
adoption process is managed by CARA, the Central Adoption
Resource Authority. Commonwealth is enlisted by CARA to work
with their approved orphanages.
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
India Adoption, Information, Support & Resources
Raji Krishna Adoption Seva: A portal on adopting and raising
children from India
Pani: Open to hearing from families interested in adoption in general,
or from anyone who is concerned about the underprivileged
- especially children - who do not receive a fair share of
the world's riches.
Online Interesting articles
on Adoption: ""Orphaned
children can have a normal life too, if somebody adopts them
and takes them away from the confines of their orphanage.
And for childless couples, adoption is a way out of lack of
progeny, a way in which they also ensure a meaningful life
for an abandoned child. But the hurdles one faces in adopting
a child are many, as one finds out at the Voluntary Adoption
Homes in Tamil Nadu. When a couple comes over to adopt a child,
their ordeal begins there. For them to attain the status of
?parent?, they have to go through a series of rigorous test
stages and processes which prompt most of the people seeking
to adopt a child to call it quits somewhere in between. Interest
gives way to frustration, and it results in word spreading
far and wide that adoption is a burdensome process."
Adoption Formalities In India: Court
At a time when several foreigners have expressed willingness
to adopt tsunami-hit children in southern India, a city court
has said foreign nationals wanting to adopt Indian children
should complete the adoption formalities in the country and
not take them abroad on guardianship rights. The judgment,
said legal experts, is timely and reiterates the importance
of following the adoption guidelines laid down by the government
following Supreme Court's directions aimed at limiting the
scope for child abuse by foreigner guardians. Advocate Sanjay
Parikh welcomed the judgment. He said: "Despite guidelines,
incidents of child abuse by foreign parents have come to light
and it is encouraging that the court has stepped in to emphasise
the measures to safeguard the interest of adopted children."
District judge Rekha Sharma observed, while deciding on a
petition by two foreign nationals who wanted to adopt an Indian
girl, that foreign nationals wanting to adopt Indian children
should follow the Juvenile Justice Act, 2000 which requires
them to adopt the child within the country, and not the Guardian
and Wards Act, 1890 (GAWA).
Under GAWA, Indian courts could only grant guardianship rights
to the foreign national who could adopt the child as per the
rules of his/her country.
an Indian child be left to the mercy of foreign parents for
his ultimate adoption in the country of origin of such parents,
when we now have an act which provides for such an adoption,"
Sharma said while deciding a petition in which NGOs and the
Delhi Council of Child Welfare sought its permission to give
orphaned children to foreign nationals.
Ajay Tandon, who was associated with the adoption case of
Anokha - daughter of a Alwar taxi driver - said: "The judgment
is timely and it should alert all those agencies involved
in the adoption of tsunami-hit children."
Meenakshi Arora said: "It is important to ensure all the procedures
laid down by the government and the Child Adoption Resource
Agency are followed to check child abuse by parents abroad."
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