ADOPTION AGENCIES IN INDIA

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As per the Child Adoption Resource Information and Guidance System (CARINGS), the State-wise number of Specialized Adoption Agencies functional in India including Karnataka is at Annexure-I. Karnataka has 31 Specialised Adoption Agencies.

There are no Authorised Foreign Adoption Agencies (AFFA) in India.

Details of number of foreign adoptions of Indian children during the last five years period is as follows :

Year Foreign Adoptions of Indian Children
2016-2017 578
2017-2018 651
2018-2019 653
2019-2020 394
2020-2021 417

Source : CARINGS

 

The Ministry reviews the implementation of the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2015 with States/UTs from time to time for its effective implementation.

The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) has informed that 36 complaints alleging illegal adoption of children during the COVID-19 pandemic have been received by them. The Commission has taken cognizance of these complaints under Section 13(1) (j) of Commission for Protection of Child Right (CPCR) Act, 2005 and asked the concerned authorities to take necessary action in the matter. The adoption of children takes place through the Child Adoption Resource Information and Guidance System (CARINGS), a web-based application under the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2015 and under Hindu Adoption and Maintenance Act (HAMA) 1956. Adoptions under HAMA do not come under the purview of Central Adoption Resource Authority.

Various advisories have been issued by the Government including the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) and CARA, to all the States and UTs for addressing the child care and safeguard during the COVID-19 pandemic and for ensuring ease of the adoption process, including promotion of legal adoptions in the country.

This information was given by the Union Minister of Women and Child Development, Smt.Smriti Zubin Irani, in a written reply in Lok Sabha today.

ANNEXURE-I

State/UT-wise Specialised Adoption Agencies (SAA) in India

 

 
S.No. State No. of SAAs
1 Andaman and Nicobar 1
2 Andhra Pradesh 14
3 Arunachal Pradesh 2
4 Assam 20
5 Bihar 25
6 Chandigarh 1
7 Chhattisgarh 13
8 Dadar and Nagar Haveli 1
9 Delhi 12
10 Goa 2
11 Gujarat 16
12 Haryana 8
13 Himachal Pradesh 1
14 Jharkhand 12
15 Karnataka 31
16 Kerala 17
17 Madhya Pradesh 31
18 Maharashtra 56
19 Manipur 9
20 Meghalaya 6
21 Mizoram 7
22 Nagaland 4
23 Orissa 32
24 Pondicherry 3
25 Punjab 8
26 Rajasthan 35
27 Sikkim 3
28 Tamil Nadu 22
29 Telangana 12
30 Tripura 9
31 Uttar Pradesh 23
32 Uttarakhand 7
33 West Bengal 24

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