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

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Adoption Q and A # 5

My wife and I are people of Indian origin and currently living in the US. We are greencard holders and also have OCI (Overseas Citizen of India) cards from India. We would like to adopt from India and we were told that the OCI's are considered on par with resident Indians to adopt a child. How soon can we start the process?

Please remember that inter-country adoption involves two countries (in this case India and the US) and their respective laws. India says that NRI's with OCI are considered on par with resident Indians for adoption for costs and for the procedural guidelines but in no way overrides the laws of the other nation.

In the US, to adopt a child, atleast one of the couple must be an American citizen. Green card holders are mandated to wait for five years before they apply for the American citizenship.

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