Saansad Adarsh Gram Yojna: Gujarat MPs adopt 'developed' villages

The choice of some villages adopted by MPs in Gujarat under the Prime Minister's 'Saansad Adarsh Gram Yojna' has invited criticism from Congress which claimed that they were already developed, a charge refuted by the MPs.

Vietnam, US restart adoptions after six-year ban

American parents will be allowed to adopt Vietnamese children again, authorities said Tuesday, ending a six-year ban imposed after allegations of baby-selling and fraud but with new restrictions.

Girls top adoption preference among foreign couples

Foreign couples adopting Indian children prefer girls to boys, the Women and Child Development Ministry`s data has revealed.

Kim Kardashian wishes to adopt Thai child

Reality TV star Kim Kardashian wishes to adopt a Thai child whom she met in an orphanage in Thailand.

Government revising guidelines for adoption of children

The Government is revising the existing guidelines for adoption to simplify the procedure and minimise the delay in the process of adoption of Indian children.

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.

John Legend adopts dog

Singer John Legend and his wife Chrissy Teigen have adopted a three-legged French bulldog named Penny.

Family adopts Marine dog trained by son killed in Afghanistan

A bomb-sniffing dog has been adopted by the family of his Marine handler who was killed in war-torn Afghanistan, moments after the Belgian malinois was declared retired from US military.

Parents to face trial for kidnapping daughter in Delhi

A couple, who had given their daughter to their relatives in adoption and allegedly took her away later, have to face trial for kidnapping the child, a Delhi court has said.

Charlize Theron, Sean Penn to adopt?

Hollywood star couple Charlize Theron and Sean Penn are reportedly planning to adopt.

Father has the right to give his child in adoption: HC

The Madurai bench of the Madras High Court on Friday ruled that a father has a right to give his child in adoption.

Personal law can`t impede Muslims from adoption: SC

The Supreme Court said that Muslims can adopt a child under the juvenile justice law as its enforcement could not be impeded by the Muslim personal law.

Charlize Theron set to adopt second child

Charlize Theron is preparing to adopt a second child, it has been revealed.

Kids born in rape cases can`t be "property" in crime: HC

Bombay HC has observed that children, born to minor unwed mothers in rape cases, cannot be treated as "property" in the crime.

Mandy Moore wants to adopt

Mandy Moore is keen to adopt a child as she plans for motherhood.

China bans private adoption of abandoned babies

China has banned individuals and groups from secretly adopting abandoned infants, days after an unwed mother flushed her newborn child in a toilet sewer pipe.

Israeli serial sex abuser adopts Indian girl: Report

An Israeli man convicted of sex offences against young children has gained custody of a four-year-old Indian girl through an agreement with a surrogate mother.

Foreign same-sex couples cannot adopt Russian kids

Foreign same-sex couples will be officially banned from adopting Russian children, a top official said.

US authorities to return baby to Russian couple

A California court has ruled Monday that a baby boy who had been seized by authorities in the US should be returned to his Russian parents, a Russian diplomat said.

Tibetan charity offers to adopt Himachal rape victim, child

Moved by the plight of an orphaned girl who was sexually exploited and raped by her relative and gave birth to a child in a Shimla hospital, a Tibetan charity run by a disciple of the Dalai Lama showed interest in adopting them.