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manoj (delhi)     25 September 2011

Adoption - friend's child

is it legal if we  adopt friend's child , (they  cant raise the child due to  financial reasons). and willing to give  child to us for adoption . According to  adoption guidelines it seems illegal if you adopt directly from someone ?

here are the guidelines i found on there website

Seems violation of point xi if i do it ...

i) A child is placed without involvement of recognized agencies/authorities;
ii) A child is placed without ensuring safeguards for his/her best interest;
iii) Adoptive parents obtain a child clandestinely through private hospitals/ other
iv) Adoption of an orphan, abandoned or surrendered child is a private
v) It is a family adoption without consent of CWC and without registered
documents/court orders etc.(exemption in case of tribals or indigenous
population where customary practices shall be recognized);
vi) It is supported by falsification of documents, forced signing of consent forms,
forgery of signatures, etc.;
vii) Agencies are involved in paying large sums as donations to a particular
Indian agency in addition to prescribed adoption fee in India for purpose of
getting a referral;
viii) Commitment for placement is made before birth of the child (applies to
unrelated cases);
ix) PAP(s) are same s*x couples and lesbians or gay couples;
x) Citizens of India habitually residing in a foreign country or foreign citizens,
either residing in India or abroad, obtains an unrelated child directly without
due procedures laid down in these Guidelines.
xi) It is a direct placement by advocates or intermediaries or by biological parents
without due procedure laid down in these Guidelines
xii) Any payment, in cash or kind, is made to mothers or parents to place their
xiii) It results in improper financial gain by any agency/individual.


 2 Replies

Vijayarajan (Executive Director)     26 September 2011

Adoption can be made only under the provisions of CARA guidelines in India.

Rasosh Rs   31 July 2019

Is there any options other than Cara, if both parents are willing

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