Adoption by Step Parents


I) Registration in CARINGS

    Prospective adoptive parents (PAPs) shall register in CARINGS (www.cara.nic.in).
  1. The couple (step-parent and one of the biological parents) shall register in Child Adoption Resource Information and Guidance System (CARINGS) with the required documents as mentioned in (Schedule VI of AR 2017).


II) Uploading of Documents of PAPs in CARINGS

    The PAPs are required to upload the following documents:-
  1. Permission from the CWC shall be obtained for Adoption of Child/Children by Biological Parent & Step Parent as per Schedule XX of AR 2017.
  2. Proof of residence of the biological parent and spouse adopting the child/children along with the proof of them being legally wedded.
  3. Consent of the biological parent(s), spouse adopting the child/children as provided in Schedule XX of the Adoption Regulations.
  4. Documents as required to be attached with Schedule XX of the Adoption Regulations, in case applicable.


III) Approval by CARA

  1. CARA shall scrutinize the documents uploaded by PAP’s for verification purposes.


IV) Legal Procedure

    Filing of application & obtaining Court order by the PAPs and upload the same in CARINGS.
  1. The biological parent and the step-parent, who intend to adopt the child or children of the biological parent, shall file the adoption application as provided in Schedule XXXII, in the court concerned of the district where they reside, along with consent letter of the biological parents and the step-parent adopting the child or children, and all other documents.
  2. Consent of the biological parent(s) and the step-parent adopting the child or children (as mentioned in Schedule XX of AR 2017)
  3. In case the custody of the child is under litigation, the adoption process shall be initiated only after the finalisation of the case by the court concerned.
  4. The biological parent and the step-parent shall file an application in the Family Court or District Court or City/ Civil Court as the case may be, as per format given at Schedule XXXII.
  5. The applicants shall obtain a certified copy of the adoption order from the court concerned and furnish a copy of the same online to the Authority through Child Adoption Resource Information and Guidance System.

Notes

  • Death Certificate of the biological parent to be attached in case he/she is not alive.
  • Photographs of the child/children to be adopted, the biological parent(s), spouse adopting the child/children and the witnesses are required to be pasted and attested in the form.
  • In case children are being relinquished/surrendered by both the spouses from their respective earlier marriages for adoption, separate consent forms shall be filled up.
  • In case children are being relinquished/surrendered by both the spouses from their respective earlier marriages for adoption, separate consent forms shall be filled up.

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