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Thursday, December 10, 2009

Update on New Adoption Law

I ran across this update, regarding the PAP having to pay $5,000 extra, in Mumbai, to adopt an Indian child. They now are suggesting to drop that amount to roughly $600.


If the child has special needs the fee would not apply. The child would also need to have a complete psychological evaluation and, if I am interpreting this correctly, the PAP would need to spend two weeks in India with the child before they could be sent abroad, possibly even before the adoption was complete, because of this testing. The adoption also needs to be complete before the child is allowed to go to his/her new country. Will this possibly mean two trips to India, for parents to bring their child home?
Adoptions would now be irrevocable, and only the court who gave the adoption decree could revoke it.
This law is expected to pass in early January.

For more and to read the entire article, please follow this link:

http://www.dnaindia.com/mumbai/report_high-court-tightens-adoption-norms-for-foreigners_1321683

1 comment:

Jeff and Leslie said...

The reduction in fees seems reasonable, but the possibility of multiple trips could prevent some families from considering adopting from India. It would be nice to have the child's new citizenship status in place when the child arrives at their new home.