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Adoption Resources



  • Parenting through Adoption - Nilima Mehta
  • Adoption - Issues, Laws and Procedures - Madhavi Hegde Karandikar, For Bal Asha Trust, Bombay (Published with support from CRY) 
  • Adoption and Childcare - Dr. Vilas Ainapure, M.D, D.C.H 
  • The Penguin Guide to Adoption in India - Dr. Aloma Lobo and Jayapriya Vasudevan
  • Child Adoption & Thereafter - Indian Council for Child Welfare, Tamil Nadu 
  • On Their Own - Amita Dhanda & Geeta Ramaswamy (July 2005) 
  • Adoption in India : Policies & Experiences - Dr. Vinita Bhargava 


We acknowledge their support for developing the informational sections of this website

GAWA - is Guardians And Wards Act, 1890. Foreigners and non-Hindus can resort to this Act for the purpose of guardianship. 

Under Juvenile Justice(Care & Protection of Children) Act(2000 amended in 2006), a child of either sex can be given in adoption by the court to a person irrespective of his/her marital status and number of biological or adopted children.