An overview of adopting from India plus links to helpful resources and adoption agencies placing children from India in your state.
In November of 2012, India’s Central Adoption Resource Authority (CARA) suspended all intercountry adoption applications in order to clear a backlog of existing cases. In March of 2013, it lifted these restrictions for older and special needs children and, in February of 2014, began allowing Indian passport holders to register to adopt Indian children not classified as special needs. CARA is accepting 50 registrations per month worldwide for non-special needs children on a first-come, first-served basis.
Only nonprofit adoption service providers are allowed to work in India.
For up-to-date information, visit the India Adoption page on the U.S. State Department’s website. Get parent-to-parent advice and support in the India Adoptive Families group in our online community, AdoptiveFamiliesCircle.