Government to simplify guidelines for adoption

To make the procedure for adopting Indian children simpler and less time consuming, the central government is now revisting the existing guidelines.

Last Updated: Jul 22, 2014, 16:31 PM IST

Zee Media Bureau

New Delhi: To make the procedure for adopting Indian children simpler and less time consuming, the central government is now revisting the existing guidelines.

The government is comtemplating revising the guidelines to ensure that the list of orphan, abandoned and surrendered children in the Child Care Institutions (CCIs) is linked to the adoption system process.

Also, the Non Resident Indians (NRIs) keen on adopting children from India will be treated at par with that of citizens of the country, Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi said in a written reply in Parliament on Tuesday.
The procedure will also be simpler in the case of an inter-country family or relative adotions.

The guidelines will reduce the timeframe for completion of home study report from two months to one month.
However, the government will not be setting up individual State Adoption Resource Authority in every state of the country.

Presently, there are 26 States Adoption Resource Agencies working under the administrative control of respective States/UTs.