As per CARA Guideline 2011, the process of In-country adoption of a child by Prospective Adoptive Parents (PAP’s) residing within India is as follows - :
Information exchange session by the agency with PAP’s.
Home visit by social worker to PAP’s place of residence.
Assessing the preparedness of PAP’s and making them aware about adoption as a concept, by trained & experienced persons.
Providing Medical Examination Report (MER) & Child Study Report (CSR) of the child to the PAP’s.
Signing the MER & CSR acceptance documents by PAP’s.
Meeting the child and approval by PAP’s.
Filing the adoption petition in the District Court, Aurangabad.
Signing the Pre-adoptive Foster Care document and taking the child to home of PAP’s.
Visit during Pre-adoptive Foster Care period to ascertain child’s assimilation with the family.
Court hearing (of both PAP’s & child) in the District Court within timeline.
Compliance or/ and addendums (If any) sought by the court.
Obtaining Court order finalizing the adoption within timeline.
Applying for obtaining birth certificate of the child from ward office.
Bi-annual visit to the PAP’s residence for 2 years as per CARA Guideline.
The following documents are required to be produced in original along with two self attested copies by the PAPs:-
(It is clarified that infertility certificate is not required from the PAPs wishing to adopt a child) Central Adoption Resource Authority (CARA)