Adoption and the ‘unfit’ parent: Nuance may serve us better

19K kids in shelter homes, Tamil Nadu tops list with 1.5K :Govt to SC

Shelter home kids not visited by kin to be added to the adoption pool

No DNA tests on Kids given for adoption: HC

Rights Of Adopted Children Of Citizens Can’t Be Marooned: Karnataka HC Directs CARA To Consider Granting NOC For Child Adopted From Non-Hague Convention Country

Wise choice: Editorial on adoption of female children outstripping male adoptions

Govt: In adoption cases health status of the biological parents can be shared only if their “privacy” is not violated

Can an adopted child be ‘returned?’ Here’s what rules say

Bombay High court annuls adoption as parents unable to handle 4 yr

HC junks 4-yr old’s adoption after parents complain of uncontrollable bad behaviour

Dark side of the gender bias: More female children up for adoption

Court upholds mother’s right as natural guardian for child adoption

Prospective parents, experts on the challenges of adopting children in India

SC upholds HC ruling, OKs ‘miracle baby’ adoption by Malta-b ..

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Return child to rape survivor: Uttarakhand HC to adoptive parents after plea

Concerns raised over rise in child trafficking in Goa

Child Rights Body Lashes Out at CARA Over ‘Casual Approach’ in Case of Indian Kids Abandoned in Malta

28,663 Indians waiting to adopt a child, trend not declining: Govt

Official data shows that over 16,000 families have been waiting to adopt a child for the last 3 years

Number of girls adopted in India outstrips boys

Over 2,000 children died in specialised adoption agencies since 2014: Govt

Over 16,000 prospective parents waiting to adopt a child for past three years: Data

Indians remain averse to accepting children with special needs

SC issues notice to Centre on plea seeking leniency in adoption modalities in the country

SC Notice to Centre on plea for making child adoption procedure simple

Childless couples from rural areas too seeking adoption

Missing piece in adoption story

Why are adoption rates so low in India where thousands of children live in child care institutions?

Only 2,400 children eligible for adoption while 26,000 prospective parents have registered: Report

Home run for orphaned kids a long stretch

Our ‘Unwanted’ Children 

http://26000 couples , 2400 kids. Lens on adoption

Only 2,400 children eligible for adoption while 26,000 prospective parents have registered; Par panel recommends simplifying process

Complex Laws, Bureaucratic Tangles Makes Adoption A Long Painful Journey for Indians

CARA extremely callous in complying with Court’s directions, Unnecessarily Harassing Adoptive Parents: Delhi HC Court summons, CEO member secretary

Inheritance and legal estate rights of five categories of children

256 kids found homes in 2020- 2021 in the midst of the pandemic

India’s adoption data: Intriguing, disturbing

Prospective parents’ complain of delay in adoption process, ministry says looking into it

Govt to simplify child adoption rules, make stricter regulation for child care centres

Hit by Covid, in-country adoptions are at a 5-year-low

Lockdown, financial stress bring adoptions in India to five-year low

PIL in HC seeks direction on including mothers” names in all documents

Are we doing enough for children orphaned by Covid?

Let LGBTQ+ couples adopt

Mumbai: COVID leaves over 1,450 kids orphaned in Maha

UP Government to take responsibility of children orphaned due to COVID-19

The adoption process is distinct. Frame leave policies accordingly

Mumbai: COVID leaves over 1,450 kids orphaned in Maha

Government Springs into Action to Help Covid Orphans, Protect Them from Trafficking Trap

India: An extended family to the children without parents

Adoption within a family which has biological kids is a wonderful thing’

COVID-19:Many institutions for child welfare, but in need none step up: HC

WAIC issues rules to protect orphaned kids

India’s tide of COVID-19 deaths leaves huge numbers of orphaned children in its wake

Hospitals’ disturbing question to Covid positive parents: What about your children now?

Don’t rush to adopt children orphaned due to Covid’

Stress on registering children’s homes

Four held for exploiting woman, taking away her baby

28 % of child care home not registered with state govt homes

40 per cent shelter homes have no measure in place to prevent children’s abuse 

2,061 girls among 3,531 children adopted in 2019-20: Govt data

2,061 girls among 3,531 children adopted in 2019-20: Govt data

A Conversation with Filmmaker Tushar Tyagi on LGBT+ and Adoption Issues in India

Mandira Bedi adopts 4-year-old girl, introduces daughter Tara ‘with eyes that sparkle like stars’. 

Adoption in India is a challenge. The pandemic made it a nightmare

Punjab and Haryana High Court eases adoption rules for NRIs

CARA extends timelines for in-country adoption process

Forgotten Children

American families adopted 241 Indian kids in 2019, says report

Experts caution against rise in child trafficking post lockdown

Couples should adopt one child and have one biological child to stop trafficking, says Nandita Puri

How the government can mitigate the threat of COVID 19 for women ad girls

Supporting parents and children in the early years during (and after) the COVID-19 crisis

Some foreign nationals who came to adopt kids stranded

A single parent shares her journey of adopting her child, and challenging social norms

WCD dept. comes to the aid of children’s homes

On LGBTQ Adoption And Legal Reform: The Fight For The Community Is Still Not Over

US Couple, Adopted Daughter, Caught in India Virus Lockdown

60% kids from government homes sent back

Bengaluru: Have suggestion on adoption? Write to authority directly

Why the wait to adopt a child could get longer

No link between marriage, motherhood — why more single women are opting for adoptions

It’s a long road to joy for these adopted children

Over 1,100 adopted children returned to child care institutions in last 5 years

Now many couples returning adopted children to agencies in Chhattisgarh

Adoption of a Child

Hospital booked for giving baby for adoption illegally

Bhopal: Boys adoption cancelled after prospective parents trace his trace his biological parents

NGOs working for children to register themselves in Pb

Now Database to help parents identify needs of special child before adoption

India’s Adoption Policy Discriminative Against LQBTQIA+, 20 Million Kids Remain Without Family

Childs rights body upset over shutting 8 shelter homes

Power of  Attorney holder love not a third party under adoption regulations; Bombay HC allows Swiss Citizen to trace her biological parents

Brit couple who ‘arranged murder of adopted son, 11, in India for £150,000 life insurance payout’ fight extradition

Adoption cases: Delhi court asks government if cases can be  heard where parents reside

Dearth of ‘healthy’ kids under two years for adoption in India, says study

Dearth of “Healthy” Kids under two years for adopt, says studyion in India

Why are you so many Children in Specialized Adoption Agencies Dying?

Teenage girl abandons newborn daughter in Bareilly

Court comes down heavily on WCD over adoption exercise

After 15 months, Missionary of Charity accused of child trafficking granted bail

The Returned

Would you adopt an HIV+ baby?

Here is how Queer Indians feel about not being able to get married or adopt kids

Kerala’s First Openly Gay Couple Is Now Fighting For The Right To Adopt Children For Queers

Almost Final: Surrogacy Ban For Single Parents, Homosexuals, Live-in Couples

Swedish Mother gives new home to abandoned to 4- year old

4% of adopted kids sent back

Adoption must stop being about ‘saviours’, and focus on child’s rights instead

Adoption jokes are not ok, and here’s why

Special needs children struggle to find home in India

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Twitterstorm Erupts over Proposed Indian Law Banning Commercial Surrogacy

Over 700 children died in specialised adoption agencies in last three years’: WCD Minister Smriti Irani

Mother Teresa’s Missionaries of Charity files for recognition of 79 child care homes

Supreme Court declines plea seeking guidelines for safety of adopted children

35 of 51 kids adopted from UT are girls

8,677 children available for adoption across the country: WCD

Vidya Balan Speaks about Child Adoption, in an endearing monologue

Delhi’s shame! 19 children go missing daily

Foreigners can’t adopt child without NOC: SC

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More girls among

Meet the author who wants to break the silence around adoption with her children’s book

Children with Special Needs in TN Await Adoption

Children with Special Needs in TN Await Adoption

WCD department to digitise records on children, boost state foster care


As baby selling racket thrives in Tamil Nadu 2,382 parents chase 82 kids

1,300 children died in adoption homes in 5 years

Thoughts on how to raise India’s abandoned children

Investigation: The Namakkal child adoption racket

In pursuit of family

Chennai trafficking racket: Retired nurse suspected to have sold newborns; audio viral on social media

Why we must strive to end the need for childcare institutions

A little girl with prosthetics and a very special adoption

Every Child Deserves a Family – Need to develop foster care in India

Intercountry adoption numbers hit new low

70% Of Children Adopted By Maltese Families Last Year Are From India

Officer sacked for taking bribe from Canadian who adopted baby

Five held for illegally adopting infant

Child adopted by techie abused in Chennai, police complaint yet to be filed

 Chennai: Bruised child rescued from adoptive parents

Finding shelter for HIV+ siblings daunting task

Absence of child care institution in Ambala

Illegal cases in State delay legal adoption of children

In Goa, plenty of potential parents, no kids for adoption

Adoption tool is not LGBT inclusive, claims study

Technology to prevent baby lifting in Tamil Nadu government hospitals

60% children adopted in India between 2015 and 2018

Jennifer Aniston to mark 50th birthday

One-Third of Tamil Nadu’s children homes mistreat kids

Left out, abused: on the state of child care institutions

Child care homes don’t paint a rosy picture

Odisha shelter homes shame: NHRC seeks ATR–nhrc-seeks-atr.html

Thanks to Juvenile Justice Act, more poor couples in Warangal surrendering babies

Odisha Women and Child Development Minister orders closure of Dhenkanal shelter home

Modified rules enable 250 single women to adopt a child: Gov ..

10-year study on mothers and children shows academic links to early childhood performance

Governments ask for months time to probe childcare institutions

Government likely to clear new, amended Juvenile Justice Act bill

NGO shelter homes raided

Why India’s adoption rate is abysmal despite its 30 million abandoned kids

Taare Zameen Par

Why dyslexia must be spotted early, and children supported to perform in their unique way

Out of 10 children going missing in Delhi 6 remains untraced: Report

Sex Abuse Incidents In Shelter Homes Have Spread Like Cancer: Top Court

Half of 8000 missing children in Assam in 5 years untraced

One year since Indian child’s death in US, govt drags feet on punishing adoption agency

280 child care institutions closed down after Juvenile Justice Act

Dear Mom of an Adopted Child

Fewer Shishu Gruhas make legal adoption difficult

Karnataka couple adopts three siblings from Ujjain orphanage

LGBT community wants the next fight to be for the adoption right

General articles

Spanish couple abandon adopted Indian child, Bhopal agency under the scanner

Gone girls: the trafficked children of Yadadri

Asked states UTs to shut unregistered CCIs WCD Min

The horror story inside an Indian children’s home

India’s missing children


Eight-year ban on adoptions from India lifted

Maneka Gandhi Issues Diktat To States: Register All Child Care Institutions Within A Month

Bond with a baby, legally

Maneka Gandhi wants all Missionaries of Charity institutes examined immediately




The need to keep siblings together

280 orphan minor girls made pregnant in Teresa missionary”: Prashant Patel Umrao falsely claims

Baby sale rampant, fears panel

Third Child ‘Sold’ By Mother Teresa’s Missionaries Of Charity Rescued

Couples in live-in relations cannot adopt, says CARA

SOS Village chief for integrated approach to welfare

Awareness meet on adoption procedures

Kolkata woman may be first with cerebral palsy to adopt a baby

Abandoned in Rajkot park, baby gets passport hrs after adoption

Why Children Aren’t Behaving, And What You Can Do About It

Four couples willing to adopt baby whose mother doesn’t want her

Couple refuses to adopt differently-abled child, High Court restrains it from future adoptions


Katihar abandoned baby case: Why adoption law matters?

Katihar abandoned baby case: Commodification & bypass of adoption law

Zappone reveals at least 126 children were wrongly registered as biological children of adoptive parents

Want to Adopt a Child With Special Needs? Here Is All the Information You Need

Parents to be reimbursed for expenses related to child adoption

Adopting a child with special needs: How the child protection system fails them

Adopting a child in India remains a tortuous affair, despite digitisation

Child Rights

Adopting a child with special needs: How a change in attitude can transform lives

Across the world in search of home

Care centre shockers

Once Denied Adoption, Kerala Couple Now Shelters 90 Orphans & Abused Women!

Foster care scene in India worrying

Baby girl found in a basket in RR Nagar

How a Single Woman in Ludhiana Saved 450 Young Lives by Devoting Herself to Orphans

Anti-trafficking unit to quiz doctors in Delhi

Indian parents prefer adopting girls

60% of children adopted in India in last 6 years were girls, reveals RTI plea

UP family abandons baby girl after woman dies in hospital during delivery

Find out what makes these families so special

UAE expats breaking barriers to adopt babies

A couple from U.K. adopt a girl child under CARA

Child racket: 5 more held, 1 rescued

SC asks HCs to give details on setting up of children’s courts

28 Tamil Nadu kids with ‘special needs’ await adoption, unlikely to find home in India

Ignored by Indians, children with special needs find parents abroad

23 children from unlicensed adoption home shifted to other agencies

Babies sold to doctors, techie for up to Rs 4.5 lakh each

The long and laborious road to adoption in Karnataka 

No ‘pick and choose’ for couples opting for adoption

Centre tweaks adoption rules, prospective parents can no longer ‘pick and choose’ children

New Adoption Rule Promises It Will End Supermarket Style Shopping of Children

Abandoned by family and country: Crisis for India’s orphans as adoption rates plummet by 50 per cent

Indians don’t want to adopt kids with special needs: Bombay HC

At Last, Special Children Up For Adoption to Find Indian Homes

Adoption rate in India ‘shameful’: Union Minister Maneka Gandhi

Adoption rates in India down by 50 per cent in 5 years

Why Only 3.2 Percent Of India’s 50,000 Orphans Will Find Parents

India moves to speed up adoption

Birth certificates no longer a must for passport

Parents’ stress of years-long adoption process melts away with hug from little Anya

Orphanage shut down for selling babies in eastern India

All child adoptions violating 2017 regulations to be considered illegal, say new guidelines

Adoption agency pulled up for negligence in child care

The nowhere children



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