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What is J&KARA & its duties regarding Adoption in J&K?  

The newly carved out Union territory Jammu and Kashmir, erstwhile a state, has constituted a new adoption resource agency, Jammu and Kashmir Adoption Resource Agency (J&KARA), after media reports disclosure alleging Covid orphans being tagged 'for sale’ by traffickers. The UT established the agency in order to prevent any misconduct, ensuring the safety and well-being

Where does Islam stand on Adoption?

India allows adoption under a secular Juvenile Justice Act (Care and Protection of Children). Islam on the other hand prohibits adoption among the community. The religion also forbid inheritance rights or giving the name to the adopted child. They, however, can foster a destitute or an orphan till they attain puberty but cannot adopt one

What are the proposed amendments to RBD Act concerning ‘Birth Certificate’?

On Monday the parliament is presented with some amendments to the Registration of Births and Deaths Act (RBD), 1969, making adoptive parents accountable to make certain that the child is received with a birth certificate on time, comprehensive of all details and in line with the changes made to Juvenile Justice Act in past few

WCD to create awareness on Child Adoption

Ministry of Women and Child Development is all set to host a series of programs to create awareness about child adoption rights and stimulate a collective outreach thought in the society. On the theme ‘Children Ideas, Rights and Nutrition’ the series of programs began on Nov 14, celebrated as National Children’s Day in India, till

Things prospective parents need to be aware of

People nowadays are coming to the fore to adopt a child. Infertility might not always be the reason behind going for adoption. Some parents choose to adopt a child even when they have a biological kid of their own. Deepak Kumar, CEO, CARA (Central Adoption Resource Authority) affirmed that there has been a substantial increase

Helping abandoned find new homes

It was the year 1981 when the District Child Welfare Department of Panchkula was instituted. Since then it has helped 550 abandoned children find homes and families.  Bhagat Ram, District Child Welfare Officer (DCWO), said many of the abandoned children are either a girl or born to a minor mother. While abandonment due to financial

What are the inheritance rights of Children?

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

A shifting paradigm for international adoption in India

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

CARA to make changes to cut off delays in inter-country adoption

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

Covid Orphans and their unheard pleas

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

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