Child Adoption Resource Information and Guidance System
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Relative Adoption (Inter-country)
(a) Prospective Adoptive Parents (PAPs) must be related to the child as defined at section 2 (52) of the JJ Act, 2015 i.e. paternal uncle or aunt, or a maternal uncle or aunt, or paternal grandparent or maternal grandparent.
(b) The PAPs must be habitually residing in the country from where they are applying.
(a) A Non-Resident Indian (NRI) or an Overseas Citizen of India (OCI), interested to adopt a relative’s child, may approach an Authorised Foreign Adoption Agency (AFAA) or the Central Authority (CA) in the country of habitual residence for preparation of their Home Study Report (HSR) and for online registration in CARINGS and follow the procedure as provided in regulations 53 & 54 of Adoption Regulations, 2017.
(b) In case there is no AFAA or CA in their country of habitual residence, then the PAPs, interested to adopt a relative’s child shall approach the Government department concerned or Indian diplomatic mission (in cases of Indian citizens) in that country.
(c) The AFAA or CA or the department concerned or the Indian diplomatic mission (in cases of Indian citizens), as the case may be, on completion of the Home Study, shall register the application of the PAPs in CARINGS along with the Home Study Report (HSR) and other required documents as mentioned in Schedule VI http://cara.nic.in/writereaddata/UploadedFile/NTESCL_636201740964736466_SCHEDULES6.pdf
(d) Details of the documents required shall be as per Schedule VI.
(e) Consent of biological parents shall be required as per in Schedule XIX. In case the biological parents are not alive, permission of the Child Welfare Committee (CWC) shall be required as per Schedule XXII.
(f) The consent of the biological/adopted child of the PAPs and the child being adopted shall be obtained, if he is five years of age or above.
(g) District Child Protection Unit (DCPU) shall upload the family background report of the child being adopted.
(h) The PAPs shall file an application in the competent court as provided in Schedule XXXI (regulation 55 refers).
(i) The court order shall be obtained by the adoptive parent(s) and shall be uploaded through the DCPU/AFAA.
(j) NOC & Conformity certificates would be issued by CARA.
(k) The adoptive parent(s) would obtain the Birth Certificate, Passport, Visa by applying to the agencies concerned.
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