Adoption Rules in India

The authorities/agencies involved in Inter-country adoption will be

• Competent Court
• Central Adoption Resource Authority (CARA)
• Central Authority in the receiving Country (CA)
• Indian Diplomatic Missions Abroad
• Foreign Diplomatic Missions in India
• Authorised Foreign Adoption Agency (AFAA)
• State Adoption Resource Agency (SARA)
• Recognised Indian Placement Agency (RIPA)
• Adoption Recommendation Committee (ARC)
• Adoption Coordinating Agency (ACA)

Stage I : Registration for NRI/OCI/PIO/Foreign PAP(s)

a) PAP(s) desiring to adopt child/children from India may register with the Authorized Foreign Adoption Agency (AFAA) or Central Authority/Government Department dealing with adoption matters in the receiving country.

b) The PAP(s), with the help of AFAA/CA should obtain the permission of the competent authority of their country for adopting a child from India.

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