Nearly 60 percent of children adopted in the last six years were girls across states in India, led by Maharashtra which also recorded the highest number of adoptions in recent years, government data showed.
Parents adopting a child under Hindu Adoption and Maintenance Act could be required to mandatorily register with country's apex adoption body
The central adoption body CARA is planning to set up a portal to help prospective parents from outside India track the status of their applications instead of relying solely on their country's authorised agency.
Parents will be shown only one child (instead of three). They have 48 hours to accept or reject the child, and if they do reject, they will be referred two more children. If they reject again, they go to the bottom of the waiting list
Maharashtra government has informed the Bombay High Court that it intends to introduce its own rules on child adoption but until they are brought into force, the existing model rules framed by the Centre shall be operative in the state.
Adoption involves handling complex emotional issues and channeling them in a manner that result in fulfilling relationships, even without the connections of biology, caste or culture
Govt may de-recognise 13 orphanages run by Missionaries of Charity, uncertainty over inmates' future
The women and child development ministry may de-recognize 13 orphanages run by the institution after its refusal to give children for adoption to single, divorced or separated persons.
The Ministry of Women and Child Development led by Maneka Gandhi has notified new guidelines for easier and more transparent adoptions in India.
International adoption cases often turn into a bitter custody battle. But as one Open magazine story reveals, they sometimes are what is best for the child
Concerned over fake inter-country adoptions, the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) has demanded an action report from the Central Adoption Resource Authority (CARA), especially in cases where children have gone missing and traced in foreign lands.