Australia simplifies overseas child adoption

Australia said on Sunday it was simplifying the process of adopting children from overseas, setting up a single body to manage applications while working on new arrangements with the United States, Poland and Vietnam.

Portuguese Parliament votes against gay couples adopting

Portugal`s parliament on Thursday rejected draft laws to allow gay couples to adopt children, despite a strong vote in favour by the left-wing Socialists which left the margin smaller than ever.

Inter-country adoptions: Delhi HC expresses concern over lack of guidelines

 The Delhi High Court on Friday expressed its concern over lack of guidelines concerning inter-country adoptions where biological parents are directly giving their child for adoption.

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.