Children Availability

FoJ consolidates data from CARINGS on Half-Yearly basis, with inputs from families registered for adoption to present a view of children legally available for adoption from the Specialized Adoption Agencies regulated by CARA across age groups, health category, single or siblings and different States.

Advisory: Please note that this data is based on information sourced from CARINGS database each Half Year. While the overall trend will persist, the actual number of children available as on a given date may vary. Parents registered with CARA are advised to login to CARINGS to see an exact updated figure on a day-to-day basis. This data is provided purely for guidance on broad availability of children. FoJ does not assume any responsibility for decisions that parents may take, based on this data. Please consult CARA, Social Worker or a certified Adoption Counsellor before making decisions regarding your preferences or options in CARINGS.

Half-Yearly Statistics – Mar 2023

As of Mar 2023, based on data in CARINGS, a Total of 1760 are legally available for adoption. Of these, there are 52 healthy children below 2 years of age, 331 healthy children above 2 years of age, 110 children are sibling-sets and 1267 children are categorized as those with a special need.

A subset of these children are available under Immediate Placement category, that is without any wait for referral required.

A detailed break up of these children across age groups, States and categories is as shown below. Please click on the pictures to open the magnified image in a New Tab.

Total Availability across All States of India
Helathy Children, below 2 years of age – Top 10 States
Normal Children, across age groups
Siblings, across age groups
Special Need Children across age groups
Year-on-Year Trend in Children Legally available for adoption through SAAs regulated by CARA