In society, a loving family provides the optimal nurturing environment for the development of humanity. We believe that every child's fundamental right is to have the security, support, and opportunity provided by a loving family. We believe adoption provides a much-needed safety net for children when better options do not exist.
ADOPT A CHILD PROGRAM
Our services are available to all people regardless of race, colour, ethnicity, religion or nationality. The eligibility requirements of our program is determined by the governmental authorities in India. We strive to provide both domestic and international adoption options for a diverse pool of individuals and families.
When the adoptive parents and biological parents belong to the same country, and the adoption happens within the country, it is called domestic adoption. The couple who wish to adopt a child may register with any registered government agency. An investigating officer will verify their particulars and also assess if the couple is eligible to adopt a child or not. Once the formalities are complete, the couple may adopt a child.
When the citizens of one nation wish to adopt a child from another nation, it is called international adoption. International adoption laws are different in all countries, and some countries do not even allow international adoption. In India, domestic adoption holds priority. The next in line are Non-resident Indians (NRIs) or persons of Indian origin (PIOs) and then international citizens are given preference for international adoption in India.
GENERAL GUIDE ON OVERALL PROCESS
Things to Understand before Adoption
Adoption is an opportunity for those who are deprived of the beautiful feeling of parenthood and willing to complete their family. It is a legal process. It is also an emotional process. It is important for you to know your rights and also understand the process before embarking on this journey.
Everyone can adopt a child - but rewards come with responsibility
Adoption is not only for those parents who are unable to be parents naturally due to some health issues but also can be opted for by families or single parents. The law does not differentiate on the basis of caste, religion, financial or marital status of parents.
Choose only from Legal/Authorized Agencies
To adopt a child contact only legal adoption agencies. The government-authorized agencies will provide you with the necessary and accurate information regarding the whole adoption process. The law is very strict about adoption in India.
You will need to register with the Central Adoption Resource Authority(CARA) in India. The whole process is streamlined and online. After registration, a home study will be conducted by a social worker and you can become eligible for adoption only after the approval of the home study. There are organizations that offer counselling to help you to prepare for adoption.
Avoid Extra Medical tests & Accept The Child
Adoption is not a process of matching a child. It is all about accepting the child. Never judge a child by appearance. Being selective will only increase the wait time according to your preferences. Each child would have been medically examined before the adoption process so we recommend not to force extra medical tests because frequent medical tests can have a negative impact on the child’s health.
Adoption is an opportunity to connect with another soul and to give and take love because parenthood requires only love not DNA.
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It does not matter what type of adoption you may choose, what is more, important is that you get home a child with warmth and love, and make that child feel at home.
Information about the following along with various links/documents can be found at the CARA website:
Process Related to Adoptable Children (CARA)
Procedure for Adoption (CARA)
Role of Agencies and Authorities (CARA)
Also given below is the general process for adoption. Please contact us for the exact details of the program.
Once you agree and accept, the Special Adoption Agency (SAA) will contact you and set up a date for you to visit the adoption committee who will approve and give the child under foster care with the new name chosen by Prospective Adoptive Parent (PAP) and collect all documents for processing in the court and get all legal documents approved by Court.
After the concerned Court passes the final judgment, the PAP can obtain the child's birth certificate and passport. There will be 4 post-placement visits by the social worker once every 6 months (to be completed within 2 years of the court order).