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LAWS REGARDING CHILD ADOPTION IN INDIA

 

PROCEDURE FOLLOWED FOR ADOPTION OF A CHILD

  1. Prospective parents register online or can reach District Child Protection Officer (DCPO) to register the prospective parents online.
  2. The adoption agency prepares a Home Study report describing the various factors and circumstances of the family within one month of the registration.
  3. The home study report shall be posted on the database by the adoption agency.
  4. The parents are given chance to choose their prospective child based on their preferences.
  5. They are shown photographs, child study reports and medical examination reports of up to six children.
  6. The prospective adoptive parents may reserve one child within a period of forty eight hours for possible adoption and the rest of the children would be released for other prospective parents.
  7. The adoption agency will fix the meeting of the prospective adoptive parents to access whether they are suitable parents or not. The parents should also be allowed to have a meeting with the child.
  8. The entire process of matching should not take more than fifteen days.
  9. While accepting the child the prospective adoptive parents should sign the Child Study Report in presence of social worker.
  10. If prospective parent do not accept the child or the child do not accept the parent then same procedure will be followed for other chances.

 

PRE-ADOPTION FOSTER CARE

When the prospective adoptive parent accepts a child and signs on the acceptance form, he is given for foster care within 10 days of adoption.

 

LEGAL PROCEDURE

  • The specialised agency shall then file an adoption petition in the court having jurisdiction within 7 days of the acceptance.
  • The Court shall then hold the in-camera proceedings and dispose the case within 2 months.
  • The court provides for a certified copy of adoption and the same shall be forwarded by the adoption agency within 10 days.
  • After receipt of the order, the prospective adoptive parent becomes the legal parents of the child.
  • Constant follow up is required by the specialised adoption agency.

 

FOR MORE DETAILS CALL:

VED LEGAL,

Adv. Gajanan Rahate

Mob: 9763040088

E_mail: [email protected]

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