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Query from: swetha, INDIA, 10/01/08
Topic: ADOPTION      Submitted on: Ask Agent
Subject: Wants to adopt an infant baby at the earliest

am a dentist presently not working .i stay in hyderabad.my husband works for railways.we wanna adopt a infant baby in a month or as soon as possible.where can i adopt a baby from?and wat r all the formalities that i need to go for?i need all the details addresses,phone numbers.

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Response from: Geetha Gopakumar,   
Council Member on Ammas.com
Source: http://yellowpages.sulekha.com/hyde…
You can adopt a child. Since you are childless now then you can try to adopt a son or daughter. Since adoption is a legal affiliation of a child, it forms the subject matter of personal law (civil laws) as per religions. Hindu Law, Muslim Law and the Guardians and Wards Act, 1890 are three distinct legal systems which are prevalent. Adoption in the Hindus is covered by The Hindu Adoptions Act and after the coming of this Act all adoptions can be made in accordance with this Act. In the Hindu law the requirements for a valid adoption. The Act reads, * No adoption is valid unless * The person adopting is lawfully capable of taking in adoption * The person giving in adoption is lawfully capable of giving in adoption * The person adopted is lawfully capable of being taken in adoption * The adoption is completed by an actual giving and taking and The ceremony called data homan (oblation to the fire) has been performed. However this may not be essential in all cases as to the validity of adoption? If the woman is married it is the husband who has the right to take in adoption with the consent of the wife. The court shall be satisfied that no payment or reward in consideration of the adoption except as the court may sanction has been given or taken. Stage 1 : Prospective adoptive parent(s) should register themselves with the local RIPA/LAPA or Adoption Coordinating Agency or with the State Adoption Cell. Stage –II : • A home study report of the prospective adoptive parents will be prepared by the social worker of the Agency. To allay the fears and apprehensions of the prospective adoptive parent(s), pre-adoptive counseling sessions will be undertaken by the social worker during the preparation of the home study report. Assessing the ability of a couple to parent a child not born to them is of crucial importance in a successful adoption. Therefore, their suitability to care for an unrelated child is assessed through this home study and counselling. Documents relating to the financial and health status of the prospective parent(s) will be part of the Home Study Report. • In case of Inter-State adoption applications by parent(s), they will be accompanied by Home Study prepared by a qualified social worker working in a RIPA/LAPA. Where State Govt.’s have officially delegated such work for its Officials, the Home Study Report could be prepared by the concerned Official. • Criteria for eligibility of parent(s) will be adhered to, as stated in Para 1.1.7. • The Agency will make a suitable reference from amongst the admitted children legally free for adoption. If no suitable child is available, the family will be referred to the ACA. Stage-III : • After a Home Study has been accepted and approved, a child will be shown to the parent(s). The agency will take care to match a child meeting the description, if any, desired by the parent(s). • In case of placement of older children (above the age of 6), both written and verbal consent of the child will be obtained. Stage-IV : • Once a successful matching has been done, the agency will file a petition in the Court/JJB for obtaining the necessary orders under the relevant Act. The above process will normally be completed in 6-8 weeks. The child can be legally placed with the parent(s) under HAMA/GAWA/JJ-Act 2000. The prospective parents should be informed about the different Acts available and the ramifications of each one. It would be left to them to decide as to which Act they would like to file their petition under, provided that they are eligible to do so under the chosen Act. As stated above, the prospective parents must be made to fully understand the status of their adoption under each Act. • Once an order has been issued, it should be followed by regular follow-up visits and post adoption counseling by the social worker till the child is adjusted in the new environment. The follow up should preferably be for a period of one year at-least or as directed by the Court/JJB. Copies of the follow-up reports will be sent to the District Social Welfare Officer/concerned State Government Department, concerned Scrutiny Agency and the Court/JJB from where the order was obtained. For more and authentic information contact : The Central Adoption Resource Authority, Ministry of Women & Child Development, West Block 8, Wing 2, 2nd Floor, R.K. Puram, New Delhi-110066 (India) Please visit this web-site for detailed list of orphanages and adoption agencies in Hyderabad http://yellowpages.sulekha.com/hyde… Here is the list of some Orphanages/Adoption Agencies in Hyderabad, where you can contact to get your dream fulfilled. Malakpet ColonyAadarana - Home for Orphans & Needy Khairatabad H.O.All God's Children ailsSaidabadAnanda Marga Children Home SaidabadAnanda Marga Universal Relief Team Santhosh NagarAnanda Marga Universal Relief Team Nehru NagarForerunner Global Outreach Secunderabad H.O.Forum For Street Children Secunderabad Forum for Street Children Mehdipatnam Hyderabad Council of Human Welfare MalakpetInstitute for Training Relief Rehabilitation Dilsukh NagarShanti Old Age Home Himayath NagarSrilaxmi School of Social Work Sanath NagarSt. Theresas Tender Loving Care Home Dilsukh NagarVishwabharathy For Sir C.V. Raman Council Sanjeev Reddy NagarVoluntary Co-Ordinating Agency

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