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.

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.   

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Is it appropriate to make a donation to an adoption agency during the home study visit?

Recently I read on a google group for adoption someone asking if it is appropriate for an adoption agency that is doing a home study report to ask for a donation and how should they proceed.  This blogpost analyses it.

Sunday, April 15, 2018

I want to foster a child before adopting, is that possible?

Many prospective adoptive families have this fear of unknown and hence they think of various ways to mitigate it.  One such measure a few think of is to foster a child before adopting.  But is that possible under the law/ rules governing adoption in India.  This blogpost explores it.