The second wave of Covid-19 proved to be more devastating than the first one, claiming more than 4 million lives all over India. The death toll includes parents of minors, mostly in their 40’s and 50’s. Because many of these people haven’t anticipated untimely deaths, they weren’t much prepared for the future well. But the
Adoption is a legal procedure in India. The process involves seizing away the legal rights and obligations of a child to their biological parents followed by announcing a parent-child bond between people who aren’t connected by blood. This when done by parents belonging to other nations is known as “inter-country” adoption. For many prospective adoptive
The Ministry of Women and Child Development has directed the central body for adoption, CARA, to fabricate procedures under HAMA to cut off delays in inter-country adoption. To your interest, HAMA (Hindu Adoptions and Maintenance Act) has no previous regulations for inter-country adoptions. A senior official, on condition of anonymity, told ANI that the Women
According to the report submitted by Women and Child Development, nearly 577 children have lost their parents between April 1, 2021, to May 25, 2021, due to the Covid-19 pandemic. But expert view explains that this is an undercount as govt is still collecting data on such children. Not so far ago, in 2019 the
The Delhi HC has directed the Ministry of Women and Child Development (WCD) to establish a permanent mechanism with regard to inter-country adoptions under the Hindu Adoptions and Maintenance Act (HAMA), 1956. A single bench of Justice Pratibha M Singh observed that Hague Conventions, 1993, validates adoptions under HAMA but still asks for a NOC
With no permanent mechanism for inter-country adoption under the Hindu Adoptions and Maintenance Act (HAMA), the Delhi High Court has directed the Ministry of Women and Child Development to bring a report on the issue in two months while directing the Central Adoption Resource Authority (CARA) to act on the above-mentioned law for the duration.