Adoption is a way of forming a family, involving the
placement of a child with adoptive parents, followed by
a legal process, which establishes a child as if he or
she was born to those adoptive parents
Adoption: Adoption of an Indian child by Indian parent(s)
residing in India.
Adoption: Legal placement of an Indian child with
foreign adoptive parents, PIOs (Persons of Indian
Origin) and NRIs (Non Resident Indian).
Hindu Adoption and
Maintenance Act-1956. (H.A.M.A.)
Guardian and Wards
Juvenile Justice (Care &
Protection of Children) Act-2000. (JJ Act-2000)
Resource Authority (CARA): An autonomous body
functioning under Ministry of Social Justice &
Empowerment to act as a Central Authority in the matter
Placement Agency for Inter-country Adoption (RIPA): An
Indian Social/Child Welfare Agency recognized by CARA
for placement of Indian Children in Inter Country
Placement Agency for In-Country Adoption (LAPA): An
Indian Social/Child Welfare Agency licensed/recognized
by the State Government for In-country Adoption.
Coordinating Agency (ACA): The ACA will be an
organisation recognised by CARA and registered under the
Registration of Societies Act and will have as its
members various Adoption Agencies working in its area of
jurisdiction. Its main objective is promotion of
Scrutinising Agency (ASA): An independent social/child
welfare agency appointed by the Court for scrutinizing
adoption applications for Incountry and Intercountry
Committee(CWC): A Committee as defined in JJ Act-2000 to
deal with children in need of care & protection.
Juvenile Justice Board as
constituted under Juvenile Justice (Care & Protection of
Children) Act, 2000. JJB
Child Study Report
(CSR): It will contain details about the child, its date
of birth, social background etc.
Home Study Report
(HSR): It contains details of the Adoptive Couple’s
social status & family background; description of Home;
standard of living; relationship with spouse and family
members; health details; economic status etc.
Examination Report (PER): It will contain medical report
of the child, report of hospitalization if any etc.