CARA- Central Adoption Resource Authority
All Stakeholders (AFAA, SARA, DCPU, SAA) are requested to update their name and contact details in CARINGS.       Two referrals will be executed in a week from November 15th, 2021 (Monday & Wednesday).         Kindly Note: OCI/NRI PAPs can now exercise 3 state options which include Anywhere in India option. OCI/NRI PAPs can change their preference maximum number of 3 times anytime during the process.        DISCLAIMER : It is informed that all matters relating to issues concerning Court Orders of In-Country Adoptions, delay in issuance of Birth Certificates etc. must be addressed to the Specialised Adoption Agencies (SAAs) and in case of any difficulty, the concerned State Adoption Resource Agency(SARA) should be contacted. The list of concerned agencies along with contact details of the concerned officers may be found at the following link: http://cara.nic.in/PDF/SARA.pdf

What's New

Guidelines
  • Process Related to Adoptable Children

    Adoption means a legal process that allows someone to become the parent of a child, even though the parent and child are not related by blood. But in every other way, adoptive parents are the child's parents

  • Procedure for
    Adoption

    Every resident Indian Prospective Adoptive Parent (PAP), who intends to adopt a child, shall register online in Child Adoption Resource Information and Guidance System by filling up the application form as provided in Schedule-5 and uploading the relevant documentsread

  • Role of
    Agencies & Authorities

    Various recognised agencies and authorities have been assigned roles to facilitate adoption process as per Guidelines Governing Adoption of Children-2015

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