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Saturday, January 26, 2008

Are handicapped individuals allowed to adopt in India?

While the home study is being done, several things are evaluated including the health status of the prospective adoptive parents. So this is an obvious doubt people have is whether handicapped people in India are allowed to adopt? This following answer will give you an understanding as to whether they can adopt and if they do what kind of children can they adopt.

Families ought to understand that adoption is only done in the best interest of the child and not families. As far I remember there is no bar in CARA guidelines allowing the physically challenged individuals from adopting. Thinking that all the physically challenged individuals are not capable enough to care for themselves and others also is not true. There are different levels of independence that they live with and those that are living fairly independent life should be able to adopt. If someone’s longevity of life is in question, agencies might be reluctant to place a child in such a family.

Coming down to the kind of child that they can adopt, it might be difficult for them to care for an infant so agencies might encourage them to take in a grown child who might need a lower level of care compared to an infant.

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Ruby

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