New Delhi: It’s good news for those who are interested in adopting child. As the Current adoption guidelines would be simplified and delay in adoption process minimized to encourage more adoptions, the Rajya Sabha was informed today.“The current adoption guidelines are proposed to be revised to simplify the procedure and to minimize the delay in the process of adoption,” Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi said.
In a written reply in the House, she said linking of orphans, abandoned and surrender children of all child care institutes to the adoption system would be among key changes contemplated in the existing guidelines.
Besides, other initiatives include making the entire adoption process online, treating prospective NRI adoptive parents on par with prospective domestic adoptive parents and reducing the time frame for completion of home study report from two months to one month.
The Minister said there are 1,389 children homes and specialized adoption agencies in the country which are being funded under the centrally-sponsored Integrated Child Protection Scheme.