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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 - 1 year ago
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Susan @ xxxx - 1 month ago
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 #2
Guest - 4 months ago
I want parents to adopt me!! I m a 18 year girl persuing my graduation!! Please any who want to adopt me contact me!!! I don't like my parents and they are also not supporting me anywhere!! They don't want me to study nd achieve my ambitions!! Any one who want to adopt me please contact me!! My email address is xxxx #3
syed habeeb mustafa - 1 month ago
I am 20 years old boy I am from India I want to be adopted so please anyone adopt me my email address is xxxx #4
Guest - 1 month ago
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 #5
Ritesh - 2 months ago
Hi Ravikumar, Please provide your contact details. #6
Ronelle - 1 year 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. #7
Joseph - 4 months ago
My friend nri adapted a girl child from Bombay India and Living in US. To complete the process in US he needs girls birth certificate in original which he did not get.suggest me how to get #8
Hilary - 5 months ago
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. #9
Guest - 4 months ago
" non-resident Indian applicants are being given preference in intercountry placements." Why? because they're "Brown" and their country fellows are "White"? What a blatant racism! #10
Guest - 4 months ago
Hi Sarika We are a childless couple and would love to have a baby girl in our life. Please can we contact you so that we can discuss further please. chitra #11
sonali aggarwal - 5 months ago
I wants to give my child to my sister who lives in australia in melbourne city. #12
Sarika - 4 months ago
xxxxxx. "XXXXXX" below is YxxxAxxxHxxxOxxxO #13
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