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

Colombia court puts restrictions on adoptions by gays

Colombia`s Constitutional Court on put stringent limits on adoption by gay couples, saying it would be allowed only if one partner is already the child`s biological parent.

Feb 19, 2015, 22:57 PM IST

Chile priest who took babies for adoption will not be prosecuted

A Catholic priest in Chile who was instrumental in taking babies from their mothers for adoption by others in the 1970s and 1980s will not face prosecution, after a court ruled that too much time had passed since the events in question.

Feb 19, 2015, 03:05 AM IST

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.

Jan 25, 2015, 09:07 AM IST

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.

Jan 23, 2015, 03:58 AM IST

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.

Dec 12, 2014, 21:57 PM IST

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.

Nov 22, 2014, 12:16 PM IST

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.

Sep 16, 2014, 13:14 PM IST

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.

Aug 10, 2014, 11:35 AM IST

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.

Aug 05, 2014, 05:05 AM IST

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.

Jul 22, 2014, 15:47 PM IST

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.

Jul 22, 2014, 14:57 PM IST

John Legend adopts dog

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

Jun 10, 2014, 08:38 AM IST

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.

Jun 08, 2014, 14:25 PM IST

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.

Apr 30, 2014, 14:50 PM IST

Charlize Theron, Sean Penn to adopt?

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

Mar 30, 2014, 12:39 PM IST

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.

Feb 28, 2014, 15:22 PM IST

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.

Feb 19, 2014, 12:20 PM IST