Three Years Of Waiting For Child Adoption In Pune Due To Lengthy Procedures

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Pune, 12th November 2021: Due to the low number of children being admitted to government-approved institutions for adoption, and the required process taking a long time, there is a waiting period of two to three years for the adoption of a child. Currently, only 2,000 children are available for adoption in the country and 30,000 parents are on the waiting list for them.


Children brought in by parents, abandoned children, and many children in need of care and protection are admitted to the child welfare institution. These children are adopted only after completing the required process.


Accordingly, children abandoned by their parents are given 60 days to get them back. If they do not claim the child within that period, the Child Welfare Committee declares the child available for adoption. After completing the child-related documents, it is uploaded on the Central Adoption Resource Information & Guidance System (CARINGS) website. This system also works as a nodal system for children being adopted by foreign citizens.


Those children admitted by the police department will be available for adoption after the police complete the investigation about the parents of that child or any other related issues. For the child aged 2 years, the procedure is expected to be completed within two months and the child above the age of two years needs to be investigated within 4 months. It takes further time in many cases.