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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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Sonia Gandhi - 1 month 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. #2
nitin tiwari - 3 weeks ago
hi i am nitin tiwari i am interred some on adopt me. my age is 31 and i have done higher education. du to some family problem i will tack this action, i want simple and well education family. to understand me my my family problem. because to some financial need . any one for India and out of India mail me xxxx, i mens to higher family to pay amount my family. #3
ayesha - 3 weeks ago
Hi my husband is from Pakistan and I'm a white south african. We've tried for 2 years for me to conceive. Nothing has happened how can we adopt in india? #4
Zomael Hussain - 4 weeks ago
I can assist prospective adoptive parents interested in adopting any child in compliance with the laws governing adoption in India. Please contact me at xxxx #5
Kriti - 2 months ago
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I am kriti nd now i am 15 years old i have my own parents but they always torture me ,they never give me any freedom of my choice i am a helpless girl i am enough grown up but i want a happy life,loving,carings from a new couple.if any couple try to adopt me please msg on this site #6
zoxea - 1 month ago
My name is sonia so i have born baby to adopt so me and my brother zoxea are help you Call me in : plus nine one nine five six zero six four two five zero two Thanks #7
Nitin Singh ( research.iecr at - 2 months ago
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I want new born child month of December 2016. Contact me: #8
Simi - 2 months ago
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I have a child of 18 months for adoption. If anyone willing to take care, kindly let me know. #9
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. #10
sonia - 4 months 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 #11
sonia - 4 months 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 #12
Susan @ xxxx - 5 months 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 #13
Guest - 5 months 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 #14
Hilary - 8 months 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. #15
Ritesh - 6 months ago
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Hi Ravikumar, Please provide your contact details. #16
Joseph - 7 months ago
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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 #17
Guest - 7 months ago
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" 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! #18
Guest - 8 months ago
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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 #19
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