"Adoption"  means the process through which the adopted child is permanently separated from his biological parents and becomes the legitimate child of his adoptive parents with all the rights, privileges and responsibilities that are attached to the relationship.  Adoption of orphan, abandoned and surrendered children in India is governed by a set of guidelines notified by Government of India.

 

CENTRAL ADOPTION RESOURCE AUTHORITY (CARA)

Central Adoption Resource Authority (CARA) is an autonomous body under the Ministry of Women & Child Development, Government of India.  It functions as the nodal body for adoption of Indian children and is mandated to monitor and regulate in-country and inter-country adoptions.  CARA is designated as the Central Authority to deal with inter-country  adoption in accordance with the provisions of the Hague Convention on Inter-country Adoption, 1993, ratified by Government of India in 2003.  CARA primarily deals with adoption of orphan, abandoned and surrendered children through its associated / recognized adoption agencies. 

 

http://www.cara.nic.in/

 

New Adoption Guidelines - effective from 1st August 2015

 

 

 

SPECIALISED ADOPTION AGENCY IN PUDUCHERRY

 

1. St. Joseph of Cluney(Cluny Children Home) Cluny Sisu Illam,

No. 16, Roman Rolland Street, Puducherry

Ph:0413-2334813

 

2. Immaculate Joy Home,

No: 104-113,3rd cross st,

Sri Vaishnavi Garden, Near Farm House,

Abishegapakkam P.O., Abishegapakkam,

Puducherry-7

Ph: 0413-2618971

 

3. Little, Angels Home, Immaculate Heart of Mary's Social Service Society,

Matha Kovil Street,

Keelaiyur,

T.R.Pattinam,

Kariakal-609 606