CARA seeks public feedback to streamline child adoption process

New Delhi: The Central Adoption Resource Authority (CARA) has invited suggestions and feedback for simplification of the adoption process from all stakeholders, including prospective adoptive parents, specialized adoption agencies, child welfare committees, state adoption resource agencies and the general public.

A national consultation was held by CARA, on 14 January, in New Delhi, to discuss ways to improve and streamline the adoption process. A number of suggestions were received from the stakeholders.

CARA has notified Adoption Regulations, 2017 in January 2017 and the implementation of the adoption program has been reviewed from time to time. CARA is a statutory body of Government of India which promotes and facilitates in-country adoptions. It also regulates inter-country adoptions as the Central Authority under the Hague Convention for inter-country adoptions.

CARA is also mandated to frame regulations on adoption-related matters from time to time as per Section 68 of the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2015.

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