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This program is: open

Note: Due to popular opposition to the adoption of Indian children by foreigners, there have been reports that non-resident Indian applicants are being given preference in intercountry placements.

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Map of India Except for adoption by Hindus, Indian law has no provision for adoption. Children are placed under guardianship of adopting parents to exit the country, and adoption must take place in the parents' home country. In 2011, U.S. citizens adopted approximately 226 children from India. Infants, young children, and special needs children are available for adoption, as well as some sibling groups. The children reside in orphanages.

Travel required: No

Convention Country?: Yes.

Singles accepted: Women

Other: Post-placement reports required for five years.

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ANITA GEORGE - 3 years ago
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Rupa - 4 weeks ago
Hi my name is rupa. I want some one to adopt me as there own daughter. I'm looking for mother and father love. Till today i have not got that. I'm living alone ' 24 year's old from Bangalore. Plz call me on this number nine one zero eight one six six six six eight. #3
Ronelle - 3 years ago
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I am a South African Indian female, married for two years. I would love to adopt an Indian female infant. Please May I have more information as to the procedure and what the costs are that I will incur. Thank you. #4
SHELTON BOSCO - 3 weeks ago
Please someone adopt me am 23 years boy from India, tamilnadu I need parents to take care of me with love and affection contact me. sheltonbosco369@xxxxxx. com my mobile no: eight five zero eight three five one three seven three #5
SHELTON - 3 weeks ago
Please someone adopt me am 23 years boy from India, tamilnadu I need parents to take care of me with love and affection my no xxxxx #6
Hilary - 2 years ago
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I have given birth to four glorious girls...they are each amazing! The plight of the Indian girls (50million missing) is the reason I don't sleep at night. Please, tell me what I need to do do to sponser an expecting mom (encourage her education and adiot her child). Honestly, not an empty offer. #7
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Ravi - 2 months ago
Hi anyone from old age family wants to adopt me my age is 33 n I have passport to traveller overseas Any1 interested Cal back to me on xxxx #9
Susan @ xxxx - 1 year ago
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I am from uk and want to adopt a child from India , I have raised my own four children and I feel I have what it takes to give a child a warm and loving home #10
raaj - 3 months ago
hello everyone 25 my name is Raj. i am looking for a family... i am 16 year old and alone boy in Gwalior....... if anyone wants to adopt me ....pls call me... Nine. Zero seven four seven zero two six two two #11
Guest - 1 year ago
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Ravikumar shah please get back to me about needing someone to look after your child I live in the USA and would love to adopt #12
Sonia Gandhi - 1 year ago
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My name is sonia gandhi. I want to put my son Rahul gandhi up for adoption. My kid is a handsome 50yr old boy with excellent genetic lineage (at-least half of it) and is destined to be the prime minister of India (so he thinks). The only reason I have decided to part with him is that we cannot afford to keep him in family (congress party) any more since we are very poor (actually he is no good and a liability to the party) and will not be able to do justice to this bright kids upbringing (someone please take this moron away) . Call me at xxxxx for further details. #13
ravi Vishwakarma - 5 months ago
hello everyone , my name is ravi. i am looking for a family... i am 16 year old and alone boy in mumbai....... if anyone wants to adopt teenager ....pls call me... plus nine one seven zero three nine six one zero four six seven #14
Ashutosh Awasthi - 5 months ago
I am looking for a family who wants to adopt a teen #15
Sarmila - 5 months ago
We r trying to adopt a baby boy to compete our family, since we have a girl. Please help us . Please contact me on xxxx #16
aryan dey - 8 months ago
is there a process that i can find parents to adopt me? #17
zarif - 10 months ago
my email address is ..... z. a. r. i. f. k. h. a. n. @ g. m. a. i. l. c. o. m . phone number is 91. eight one three zero three four zero four three nine. #18
Thelma - 11 months ago
Dear Kriti I would love to adopt you and here you'll be loved please get back to me #19
sonia - 1 year ago
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My name is sonia im from delhi i have born baby to adopt so i want couple want so call me in plus nine one Nine five six zero six four two five zero two thanks #20

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