sameer mohammad Delhi, India 17 Questions 45 Answers 5 Best Answers 255 Points View Profile 0 sameer mohammad Asked: March 28, 2020In: Adopt10plus How to adopt a child in India? 0 I have been married for 5 years and we do not have any children yet. The doctor has also replied. I live in Delhi. So now I am thinking of adopting a child. But I do not know how I can adopt a child. But I do not know how I can adopt a child. Share Facebook 1 Answer Voted Oldest Recent Anonymous Added an answer on March 28, 2020 at 7:13 am There are many people in whose fate God has not given the happiness of children. But there are many people in our country who love only their children. They cannot even think of adopting another child. But people like you are also in this world who are ready to adopt another child. So today I will tell you the complete procedure of adopting the child. You will be surprised to know that I have also adopted a child 2 years ago. She is a girl and her name is Riya. But when we adopted her, she was only 1 year old. So let’s know how you too can adopt a child. Who is Eligible to Adopt a Child in India? In India, the adoption process is monitored by Central Adoption Resource Authority (CARA) which is the nodal agency to monitor and regulate in-country and intra-country adoption and is a part of Ministry of women and child care. Following are the basic conditions which need to be satisfied by the adopting parents in order to be eligible to adopt a child: A child in India can be adopted by an Indian citizen, NRI or a foreign citizen. The procedure of adoption is different for all three. Any person is eligible to adopt irrespective of their gender or marital status. In case a couple is adopting a child, they should have completed at least two years of stable marriage and should have a joint consensus for adoption of the child. The age difference between the child and the adoptive parents should not be less than 25 years. When can A Child be Eligible To Be Adopted? As per the guidelines of the Central Government of India, any orphan, abandoned or surrendered child, declared legally free for adoption by the child welfare committee is eligible for adoption. A child is said to be an orphan when the child is without a legal parent or a guardian or the parents are not capable of taking care of the child anymore. A child is considered abandoned on being deserted or unaccompanied by parents or a guardian and the child welfare committee has declared the child to be abandoned. A surrendered child is one who has been relinquished on account of physical, social and emotional factors which are beyond the control of parents or the guardian and is so declared by the child welfare committee. In order to be adopted, a child needs to be “legally free”. On receipt of an abandoned child, the District Child Protection Unit puts up an alert with the child’s photograph and details in state-wide newspapers and request the local police to trace the parents. The child is considered legally free for adoption only after the police has given a report stating that the parents of the child are non-traceable. 1 Reply Share Share Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Share on WhatsApp Leave an answerCancel replyYou must login or register to add a new answer.