Makkala Nyaya Makkala Rakshanae with Hemanth Kumar: The Laws Defining Inter-Country Adoption

In this episode of Makkala Nyaya Makkala Rakshanae, RJ Manjula is in conversation with Hemanth Kumar, who talks about Inter-Country Adoption and Juvenile.

According to the law, ‘adoption’ means the process through which the adopted child is permanently separated from their biological parents and becomes the lawful child of their adoptive parents with all the rights, privileges, and responsibilities that are attached to a biological child. 

Following is a snippet of the procedure involved in inter-country adoption:

Indian prospective adoptive parents living in India, irrespective of their religion, if interested to adopt an orphan or abandoned or surrendered child, may apply for the same to a Specialised Adoption Agency, in the manner as provided in the adoption regulations framed by the Authority.
(2) The Specialised Adoption Agency shall prepare the home study report of the prospective adoptive parents and upon finding them eligible, will refer a child declared legally free for adoption to them along with the child study report and medical report of the child, in the manner as provided in the adoption regulations framed by the Authority. 
(3) On the receipt of the acceptance of the child from the prospective adoptive parents along with the child study report and medical report of the child signed by such parents, the Specialised Adoption Agency shall give the child in pre-adoption foster care and file an application in the court for obtaining the adoption order, in the manner as provided in the adoption regulations framed by the Authority. 
(4) On the receipt of a certified copy of the court order, the Specialised Adoption Agency shall send immediately the same to the prospective adoptive parents. Evaluation of the functioning of structures. Adoption. Eligibility of prospective adoptive parents. Procedure for adoption by Indian prospective adoptive parents living in India. 78 of 1956. 28 THE GAZETTE OF INDIA EXTRAORDINARY [PART II— (5) The progress and wellbeing of the child in the adoptive family shall be followed up and ascertained in the manner as provided in the adoption regulations framed by the Authority.

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