How to adopt an Indian child in the UAE?

The CARA website explains the registration and Home Study Report details for prospective adoptive parents for inter-country adoption: 1. Any Non-Resident Indian, Overseas Citizen of India or foreign prospective adoptive parents, living in a country that is a signatory to the Hague Adoption Convention and wishing to adopt an Indian child, can approach the Authorised

More Prospective Parents, Fewer Children to Adopt

In a major concerning event, the number of prospective parents outnumbered children legally available with the CARA (Central Adoption Resource Authority) for adoption. There are 1,936 children available with the central body but couples waiting for adoption are rising, with approximately 36,000 are lined up to adopt until the present. Of the children available for

Excess smartphone use can hamper toddlers’ development, here is why? 

Are you an avid smartphone user? If so, then you need to take a deep dive into the article and should abstain self from using cellphones more extensively. A recent study has revealed that mothers using smartphones extensively can actually upset the development of their toddlers. It showed that smartphone use cuts off the interaction

Should I adopt an older child?

There are so many children and babies in the foster care system, who stick their eyes at the door in wait for their forever family to take them home. Yes, it is true, each of us wants them to find a home and live with a family that is stable and loves them wholly, but

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

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

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

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

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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