Need for Human Touch in Adoption

Recently there has been an outcry on dissolution of adoptions- 275 dissolutions in three years and counting. Experts and observers who have worked in the area of adoption note that some years ago there were…

The Top Court has erred

The apex court’s dismissal on July 01, 2019 of the plea to extend the protection available to both parents and children for adoptions under the JJ Act to those adoptions effected under HAMA is not…

Take 2 – Adopting a second time around

If adopting the first child is a bachelor’s degree in Parenting, adopting your second could well be a Ph.D. Having spoken to several parents who have adopted more than one children, one common theme that…

Is your Preference the Hindrance?

With average wait time for adopting a child in the most popular category (i.e. a healthy child below 2 years of age) pegged at anywhere between 15-18 months, parents cannot be faulted for being desperate…

Encouraging Legal Adoptions in India

Adoptions in India have been provided for under two legislations – the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection) Amendment Act, 2015 (J.J. Act) and the Hindu Adoptions and Maintenance Act, 1956 (HAMA). Adoptions under the JJ…

“Wrong” Ladies First

CARA recently announced a shift in its adoption policy to award preference to aspiring single moms planning to adopt. According to sources, single mothers were perceived to be a group requiring enablement in adoption. With…