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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 - 2 years ago
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I AM WISHING TO ADOPT A BABY AND I BEEN LOOKING FOR THIS SITE THAT TO KNOW WHAT IS THE RULES AND REGULATIONS ,HOW LONG TIME ,LEGAL RULES TO ADOPT FROM INDIA BRING THE CHILD TO ABROAD (UK),I WANT TO KNOW WHAT IS THE PROCEDURES ARE . #1
rosemark647 - 4 months ago
Are you interested in adoption, but not sure where to begin? Our Center receives numerous inquiries daily from prospective adoptive parent(s) who desire information about the adoption process as well as information about our services including domestic adoptions, open adoptions, and pregnant adoptions etc. As some inquiries are from prospective adoptive parent(s) who are "considering" adoption, and others are from prospective adoptive parent(s) who are "actively pursuing" an adoption plan,contact us now on: xxxx Or call xxxxx. #2
anamika - 1 week ago
i am 18 and lonely, if anyone interested to adopt me, xxxxx #3
pratik - 1 week ago
Hi everyone I'm looking family to adopt upcoming baby I have family issues so can't keep dts y I want to give my upcoming child for adoption if any decent family wants to adopt please contact us xxxxx #4
pratik korlekar - 1 week ago
Hi everyone I'm looking family to adopt upcoming baby I have family issues so can't keep dts you I want to give my upcoming child for adoption #5
RAJUMOSKAR - 3 weeks ago
I WANT ADOPT A ONE LITTLE CUTE FOREIGNER GIRL KIDS AM FROM PUNE INDIA PLZ CONTACT ME INDIA FROM PUNE MY MOB NUMBER IS xxxxx OR xxxxx OR SEND ME REPLY xxxx or FACEBOOK RAJUMOSKAR PLZ REPLY ANYONE #6
Hilary - 1 year 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
ravi Vishwakarma - 3 weeks ago
hello everyone , my name is ravi. i am looking for a family... i am 16 year old and alone boy ...living in mumbai....... if anyone wants to adopt teenager ....pls call me... plus nine one seven zero three nine six one zero four six seven #8
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 #9
Ashutosh Awasthi - 3 weeks ago
I am looking for a family who wants to adopt a teen #10
Sonia Gandhi - 10 months 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. #11
Sarmila - 1 month 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 #12
aryan dey - 4 months ago
is there a process that i can find parents to adopt me? #13
zarif - 6 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. #14
Ronelle - 2 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. #15
Thelma - 7 months ago
Dear Kriti I would love to adopt you and here you'll be loved please get back to me #16
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 #17
savities jairam - 6 months ago
Please I would love to adopt a baby girl. #18
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 #19
vaibhav javheri - 7 months ago
Mai anath hoo meri age 20 hai mera contact #20

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