of Dossier/documents of prospective adoptive parents
submitted by the foreign authorities/agencies before the
same is sent to CARA, (wherever the 1961 Hague
Convention on Abolishing Requirement of Legalization for
Foreign Public Documents is not applicable).
While recommendations for fresh enlistment should be
made by the concerned Indian Embassy/High Commission
only, in case of renewals, the same may be recommended
by the Offices of the Consulate Generals and Dy. High
In case of Indian passport holders residing in a
country where there is no enlisted agency or where they
cannot be recommended by the host Govt. as per local
laws, the Indian Embassy may authorise a qualified
social worker to do the Home Study Report (HSR) and
other documentation including Undertaking to send
progress reports etc. and send the dossier to CARA with
Whenever a report is received on adoption disruption
of an Indian child by a foreign couple, the Embassy
should contact the local central authority and other
concerned authorities to ensure that the interest of the
child is being looked after. A report in this regard
should also be sent to CARA at the earliest.
In case the child is required to be returned to India,
the Embassy may render necessary help and facilitate the
repatriation of the child in consultation with the local
authorities, agency and CARA.
The Embassy should communicate any report or
observation which it feels is important and relevant
vis-à-vis inter-country adoptions to CARA.
At the time of attestation of documents, the Embassy
should ensure the inclusion of duly authenticated
English translation if the documents are in a language
other than English.