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

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

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

OCI couple seek direction from Delhi High Court to CARA for equal treatment

An OCI cardholder couple has moved to Delhi High Court seeking direction to CARA (Central Adoption Resource Authority), to whom they have filed an application but that hasn't been processed since 2018. The couple argued that subsequent applicants have received referrals while they are still waiting for a referral date from the central authority. They

Why consider “Therapy” for Adoption?

Adoption is not just a noble cause but a blessing in disguise. You feel complete with the footsteps of that little one in your life, but this happiness doesn’t come alone. There are challenges that accompany adoption. Such if not contemplated on time can create complexities and leave families & children emotionally frustrated, to deal

Maha Govt to provide every possible aid to Covid orphans, create awareness

Concerned about those who lost their parent[s] due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Maharashtra Women and Child Development minister Yashomati Thakur said the ministry has proposed schemes to ensure each child is covered and given aid for wellbeing. She was talking about long term solutions to help destitute children. Until now more than 400 children

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