Do you know this?

There are approximately 18000 parents registered with CARA, while the number of children in the Government's adoption pool is less 1800.

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Three ways to prevent disruption/ dissolution of adoption

If you have not heard of terminology called 'Disruption' and 'Dissolution' in the sphere of adoption, be aware that they are there in the latest adoption regulations - 2017.  As the terminology sounds, it is to do with the interruption of adoption and termination of adoption respectively.   

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Is there a medical certificate format to follow to submit on CARAINGS?

There are number of documents (seven to be precise) to submit at the time of registration on CARINGS or Child Adoption Resource Information and Guidance System to adopt a child.  One such a document is 'Medical Certificate' from a medical practitioner.  

Friday, June 15, 2018

Should India allow people in 'Live-In' relationship to adopt a child?

Today (15th June, 2018) in 'The Hindu' newspaper, there is an article about Central Adoption Resource Authority - CARA, a statutory body governing the adoption of children in/ from India, rejecting people in live-in relationship from adopting children.

Tuesday, May 08, 2018

5 questions you must ask the adoption agency (Question # 1)

Since the time the adoption process had gone online, to a large extent, Specialized Adoption Agencies (SAA) role has been reduced to a clearing house.  Does that mean everything has become transparent?  Far from it.

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Can India not adopt its own children with special needs?

On March 21st, 2018, there was an article in the Hindu newspaper titled "Disabled children abandoned in Delhi hospital find a home in Chennai".  Its a heart breaking story of two children (one and a half month old boy and one year old girl) being found in All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) with special needs, in November of 2017.

How to start and talk positively about the birth family? (Q and A)

My wife and I had learned early in our adoption journey that talking about birth family is something that we have to do no  matter what.  We were fortunate to have met a Korean adoptee in our pre-adoption counselling that helped us immensely who advised us not to panic when my children ask about their birth families. 

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Which Child is eligible for adoption?

Often people have this myth that there are so many children growing up in children's homes and it shouldn't take very long to adopt a child.  The fact is this:  Misunderstanding of eligibility of a child for adoption.  This blogpost discusses about which child is eligible (for adoption) and who is not.