Things prospective need to be aware of, from CARA

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

HC wants a permanent mechanism for inter-country adoptions under Hindu Law

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

What’s new with the inter-country adoption?

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.

High Court directs Delhi to ensure quick relief to Covid orphans 

In a recent advancement, the Delhi High Court has directed the city govt to fasten the relief process for children who have lost their parents to Covid-19. On August 23, the Delhi High Court observed that the city administration has to find a solution to hasten the delivery of relief schemes for the beneficiaries.  “It

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