Adoption

Registration of adoption under Hindu law to be made mandatory

Parents adopting a child under the Hindu Adoption and Maintenance Act (HAMA) could soon be required to mandatorily register the adoption with country's apex adoption body as part of efforts to check trafficking, a senior government official said.

Nov 22, 2017, 14:50 PM IST
Now, passports for adopted children will only be issued after clearance by Child Development Ministry

Now, passports for adopted children will only be issued after clearance by Child Development Ministry

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Friday said that passports for adopted children will only be issued after prior clearance by Ministry of Child Development in all cases.

Oct 28, 2017, 13:57 PM IST
Malawi court permits Madonna to adopt two children

Malawi court permits Madonna to adopt two children

Madonna has been granted permission to adopt two more children from Malawi after the High Court in the impoverished southern African country gave its approval.

Feb 07, 2017, 18:31 PM IST

New centre aims to create awareness about adoption

Poverty coupled with lack of education, unemployment, child labour, homelessness, substance abuse, poor parenting skills, abuse and neglect, physical and mental health needs, community violence, inability to access resources are some of the reasons that children encounter every day.

Apr 10, 2016, 17:10 PM IST
Caitlyn Jenner planning to adopt a child?

Caitlyn Jenner planning to adopt a child?

Caitlyn insists she's perfectly secure whether she's single or not.

Dec 28, 2015, 11:02 AM IST
Marriage seemed casual in comparison to adoption: Angelina Jolie

Marriage seemed casual in comparison to adoption: Angelina Jolie

Actress-filmmaker Angelina Jolie says her marriage to Brad Pitt was "very casual" in comparison to him legally adopting her children, Maddox and Zahara.

Nov 06, 2015, 08:39 AM IST

Government issues model guidelines for foster care

Under the guidelines brought by the Union Ministry of Women and Child Development, children in the age group of 6-18 years, whose parents are unable to take care of them due to reasons such as mental illness, poverty or imprisonment and those staying in child care institutions will be placed in foster care.

Oct 19, 2015, 22:32 PM IST
Mother Teresa’s Missionaries of Charity orphanages to be derecognised?

Mother Teresa’s Missionaries of Charity orphanages to be derecognised?

The central government is mulling derecognising 13 orphanages run by Mother Teresa’s Missionaries of Charity due to its non-compliance with adoption guidelines.

Oct 09, 2015, 09:12 AM IST
Working women may soon get eight months' maternity leave

Working women may soon get eight months' maternity leave

If Women and Child Development (WCD) Minister Maneka Gandhi has her way, then the maternity leave for working women will be increased from the existing three to eight months.

Aug 26, 2015, 11:42 AM IST

Centre urges states to achieve target of 20,000 adoptions

Women and Child Development Ministry on Tuesday came down heavily on state governments for going slow on adoption cases and urged them to achieve a target of 20,000 adoptions by next year.

Aug 18, 2015, 13:46 PM IST

This country adopts most Indian orphans

The US adopts most number of Indian children from various orphanages across the country, followed by Italy and Spain, the government said on Friday.

Jul 24, 2015, 18:09 PM IST

Flipkart offers Rs 50,000 allowance to employees for adoption

After relaxing maternity and paternity policies, eCommerce major Flipkart is now offering an allowance of Rs 50,000 to employees looking to adopt children.

Jul 13, 2015, 19:08 PM IST
Simon Cowell considers adoption

Simon Cowell considers adoption

 Music mogul Simon Cowell and his partner Lauren Silverman are considering adopting a child.

Apr 13, 2015, 11:47 AM IST

Govt liberalises policy for adoption by foreign couples

In a bid to simplify adoptions by foreign nationals in India, the External Affairs Ministry has asked all its passport department offices to accept the date of birth of the child mentioned in the court order and not insist for a birth certificate.

Mar 26, 2015, 18:13 PM IST

Govt liberalises policy for adoption by foreign couples

 In a bid to simplify adoptions by foreign nationals in India, the External Affairs Ministry has asked all its passport department offices to accept the date of birth of the child mentioned in the court order and not insist for a birth certificate.

Mar 26, 2015, 18:05 PM IST
Cate Blanchett opens up about adopting daughter Edith

Cate Blanchett opens up about adopting daughter Edith

 Cate Blanchett has opened up for the first time about her daughter Edith Vivian Patricia Upton and why she decided to adopt a baby girl.

Mar 17, 2015, 12:16 PM IST

Taiwan lesbian fights court over baby rights

A lesbian in Taiwan who was told that she could not adopt the children she parents with her partner because it would have a "negative impact" on them will appeal the landmark case, she said on Friday.

Mar 13, 2015, 14:58 PM IST

Adoption guidelines to be simplified

Current adoption guidelines would be simplified and delay in adoption process minimised to encourage more adoptions, the Rajya Sabha was informed on Thursday.

Mar 12, 2015, 15:07 PM IST

Parl panel rejects plan for inter-country adoption of orphans

A Parliamentary panel has shot down a proposal for inter-country adoption of orphans, asserting that such an option may be resorted to only when there is a problem finding suitable prospective adoptive parents within the country.

Mar 08, 2015, 13:50 PM IST

Adoptions have declined due to delays in process: Govt

Adoptions in the country have declined over the past three years, the government on Friday said and attributed it to delays at different stages in the process.

Feb 27, 2015, 20:11 PM IST