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Welcome to the Department of Women Development & Child Welfare

Child Adoption

CHILD ADOPTION

      Adoption undoubtedly offers an important avenue for the care and protection of an abandoned, destitute or neglected child in a family setting and provides an atmosphere of happiness, love and understanding for the realization of his / her talents and potentials. It carries with it all the emotional, physical and material security necessary for the proper development of the child and also serves as the most reliable means of preventing situations associated with the abuse, exploitation and social maladjustment of abandoned, destitute and neglected children. The main purpose of adoption is to provide family to the destitute and neglected children. .

        The Supreme Court of India has formulated certain guidelines in respect of in-country as well as inter-country adoption. As a part of the guidelines the Government of India has constituted Central Adoption Resource Agency (CARA) at all India level on 03-07-1990, which is the nodal body of the ministry of Women Development & Child Welfare Department GOI to deal with all adoptive matters. The CARA issues guidelines from time to time to the States for both in-country and inter-country adoptions. It also acts as clearing house of information in regard to children available for in country and inter-country adoptions to monitor regulate and develop programmes for rehabilitation of children through adoption.

ADOPTION COORDINATING AGENCY (ACA)

  1. There is a Central Agency i.e. Voluntary Co-ordinating Agency (VCA) now it is renamed as ADOPTION COORDINATING AGENCY (ACA) in the state under the control of Women Development and Child Welfare Department to promote Indian adoption and for generating awareness on adoption.
  2. In ACA registers will be maintained for all prospective adoptive parents and available children for adoption.
  3. It coordinates with other ACAs across the country.
  4. Where Indian placement is not materialized clearance certificate is issued for Inter country adoption.
  5. Inter Country Adoption VCA receives grant in aid from CARA towards salaries of the staff and maintenance.

SHISHUGRAHA:- 

Central Adoption resources Agency (CARA) has sanctioned 10 units of Shishugruhas for Andhra Pradesh State along with budget   during the year 2003-04, vide Reference No.22-14/01/CM (AC), Dt.05.08.03, to be located in 10 drought prone districts. Such as Ranga Reddy, Nalgonda, Warangal, Adilabad, Kurnool, Ananthapur, Visakhapatnam, Krishna, Prakasham and Khammam Districts. After completion of regular process of adoptions the children of Sishugreh are being placed for adoption.

Sl.No.

Name of the
 District

Name of the Shishugruhas working under control of Project Director

Email Ids

Phone Numbers

1

Ongole

Project Director, Ongole

Bplingam_vemuluri@yahoo.co.in (or) eshwaralingam@yahoo.com

08592 -235304

2

Kurnool

Project Director, Kurnool

pdkurnool@rediffmail.com

08518 -277721

3

Nalgonda

Project Director, Nalgonda

Venugopalrao.parimi@gmail.com

08682 -245983

4

Warangal

Project Director, Warangal

Sekhar_adelly@yahoo.co.in

0870 -2550359

5

Visakhapatnam

Project Director, Visakhapatnam

pdvizag@yahoo.co.in

0891-2706156 / 2503893

6

Vijayawada

Project Director, Vijayawada

dzvk_2005@yahoo.com

08922 -277985

7

Adilabad

Project Director, Adilabad

 

08732 -236630

8

Anantapur

Project Director, Anantapur

afrindm2005@yahoo.com

08554 -232337

9

Ranga Reddy

Project Director, Ranga Reddy

Pd_dwcdarrd@rediffmail.com

040 -23240023

10

Khammam

Project Director Khammam

Pd_kmm@yahoo.in

08742 -255857


PROCEDURE FOR IN-COUNTRY ADOPTION

  • Prospective adoptive parent(s) should submit their application in prescribed format along with necessary documents  for adoption in triplicate to the local Sisugrahas / Project Director DW & CDA of concern District / The State Adoption Cell Office of Directorate WD&CW Department Hyderabad
  • A home study report of the prospective adoptive parents will be prepared by the social worker of the Agency / Department.
  •  The application of PAPs will be placed in seniority list. The application will be processed according to the seniority, categories wise i.e. Male/Female and the age group of children (below one year/ 1-3 year/ above 3 year) being maintained separately.
  • After the CWC declares the child as abandoned then the child will be   matched to the PAPs as per their eligibility on the above category when their turn comes in the seniority.
  • The Prospective adoptive parents will be allowed to take the child for medical tests.
  • Once a successful matching has been done, the child was placed under foster care to Prospective adoptive parents by executing a bond on Rs.10/- bond paper in favour of Director WD&CW Department.
  • The Prospective adoptive parents they will file a petition with in 45 days of foster care in the family Court / City Civil Court JJ Board for obtaining the necessary order under the relevant ACT. The children can be legally placed with the parents(s) under HAMA / GAWA / JJ-Act 2000.
  • The Adoption will be registered after legalization of adoption.
  • The form I will be submitted to MCH concerned Municipalities in the District for issue of Date of Birth certificate after registration.

Follow up visits:-

  • It should be followed by regular follow – up visits and post adoption counseling by the social worker till the child is adjusted in the new environment for a period of two years.

Waiting Period:-

PAP’s who applied for

Waiting Period

Gender

Age Group

Female

Below 1 year

1 year 6 Months

Female

1-3 years

1 year 6 Months

Female

Above 3 Years

10 Months

Male

Below 1 year

3 years

Male

1-3 years

3 years

Male

Above 3 Years

2 & 1/2 years

Status of Adoption Files being processed

MALE

  1. Below 1 yr – July’ 2007
  2. 1-3 yrs – March’ 2007

FEMALE

  1. Below 1 yr – Dec’ 2008
  2. 1-3 yrs – Oct’ 2008
  3. Above 3 yrs – August’ 2009
  4. Above 3 yrs – May’ 2008

Criteria for Prospective Adoptive Parents including single Parents:-

  • Prospective Adoptive Parents having a composite age of 90 years and less and where neither parent has crossed 45 years can be considered for adoption of Infant children.
  • In case of Special needs children with medical problems, the age limit of adoptive parent(s) may be relaxed by concerned State Government.
  • Single person who has in the age of 30-45 years and who fulfill the other criteria can also adopt and the age difference between the single parent and the child should be 21 years. 
  • The prospective parent(s) should have a regular source of income with a minimum average monthly income of at least Rs.5000/- per month.
  • The child crossed 6 years consent of the child should be taken before adoption.

Inter Country adoptions:

  1. CARA, New Delhi have issued the Recognition  Certificate for dealing Inter Country adoption cases of Indian Children and handling the related matters on adoption to the Director, it is valid for the period from 04-07-2008 to 03-07-2011.
  2. It is submitted that from 2008 to 2010 till now 32 applications were received from parents residing abroad.
  3. 9 Applications were received for Special Need Children. The Applications are under process.
  4. For the Inter Country Adoptions the service charge is $3500. It is fixed as per the CARA guidelines.
  5. 7 applications were sent to CARA for the purpose of NOC.
  6. 7 NOCs received from CARA, New Delhi.
  7. 7 applications legalization of Adoption is Completed.
  8. In Inter Country Adoptions Preference is being given to AP Origin NRIs. For totally Foreigners providing only special need children due to huge pendancy of applications for in country.
  9. one application legalization of Adoption is completed and Processing is going on for Passport and VISA.
  10. one application submitted to CARA for the purpose of NOC for Special Need Child.
  11. FCRA certificate is not at received from the Ministry of Home affairs.
  12. 7 more PAPs are awaiting for the matching of the Children. 
  13. 7 Special need children are matched with PAPs, Inter Country Adoption is under Process.
  14. For further Guidelines for In Country & Inter Country please visit the CARA Website www.adoptionindia.nic.in

STATUS OF ADOPTIONS:

Year

Number of adoptions given

2007

167

2008

194

2009

236 (5 Children Given for Inter Country Adoption

2010
(Up to May 2010)

92 (2 Child Given for Inter Country Adoption)


 

STATUS REPORT OF IN-COUNTRY & INTER COUNTRY ADOPTIONS
FOR THE  YEARS
2000 -  2010, May

YEAR

IN-COUNTRY

INTER COUNTRY

TOTAL

2000

116

17

133

2001

77

12

89

2002

148

5

153

2003

92

1

93

2004

97

2

99

2005

93

0

93

2006

104

0

104

2007

167

0

167

2008

193

1

194

2009

231

5

236

2010

90

2

92

GRAND TOTAL

1408

45

1453