How does one go about adopting?
What is CARA?
Who can adopt a child?
What is the adopted children category?
What is the age criteria / eligibility for prospective adoptive parents to apply for children in different age groups?
What are the requirements for inter-country adoptions?
What are the requirements for intra-country adoptions?
What’s the age group of children available for adoption?
How long does it take to adopt a child?
How much does it cost to adopt a child?
I am single. Can I adopt? What is the procedure?
What is the age criteria set by CARA?

Adoption queries and procedure for Resident Indians

What is the procedure?
What is the waiting period?
What is the home study report (HSR) and why is it important?
How do prospective parents choose the agency for the home study report?
Is there an alternative agency in case the agency chosen does not conduct the HSR in the stipulated time?
What is the procedure for conducting a home study report?
Does the specialised adoption agency provide counselling to prospective parents?
What is the role of the District Child Protection Unit?
How long does it take for CARA to upload the information after the submission of the home study report?
How long is the home study report valid for?
What’s the time taken for the adoption of a child?
How many referrals are made available to the prospective adoptive parents?
What is the time frame given to the prospective parent to decide on the referral?
Does the child adoption resource information and guidance system or the specialised adoption agency fix up the meeting with the prospective adoptive parents?
When does the entire process get completed and the baby taken home?
What if the prospective adoptive parents reject the referral child?
Can the prospective adoptive parents conduct a medical review by a paediatrician of their choice prior to accepting the child?
What is the procedure for adopting children with special needs?
Is it possible to adopt older children and siblings?

Pre – Adoption Foster Care

When can prospective adoptive parents take a child under pre-foster care agreement?
What is the legal procedure for procuring a court order?
From the court
How long does it take to complete the procedure?
Is an adoption deed mandatory?
How does one obtain a birth certificate?

Follow-up progress

What is the follow-up plan and report that prospective adoptive parents need to submit?
What is the procedure in case of disruption of adoption?
Are non-resident Indian treated on a par with Indians living in India in terms of priority for adoption?
What is the registration process?
What is the procedure for conducting a home study outside India?
How many referrals are forwarded to the prospective adoptive parents?
Can both referrals be reserved? What is the time allotted to confirm the referrals?
Will preferences given by the prospective adoptive parents on adopting a child be considered?
What is the procedure in case the prospective adoptive parents are not happy with either of the referrals?
Can the prospective adoptive parents visit the SAA to see the child prior to accepting him or her?
Can the prospective parents review the child with a medical practitioner of their choice?
Are documents in a language other than English acceptable?
What is a no-objection certificate?
When can prospective adoptive parents take a child into custody?
When does the specialised adoption agency award the final custody of the child?
What is the legal procedure?
Can the specialised adoption agency represent the prospective adoptive parents who are unavailable to appear for the paper work?

 

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