To strengthen the child adoption mechanism in the country, recently notified Adoption Regulation, 2017, will become operational from Monday, the government said on Sunday.
“Adoption Regulations, 2017, framed by the Central Adoption Resource Authority (CARA), as mandated under Section 68(c) of the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2015, has been notified on January 4, 2017, by the Government Press and the Regulations shall be effective from January 16, 2017,” said the Ministry of Women and Child Development in a statement.
The Adoption Regulations, 2017, will replace the Adoption Guidelines, 2015, which was notified by the government on July 17, 2015, replacing the Adoption guidelines of 2011. “This will further strengthen adoption programme in the country by streamlining the adoption process,” the release added.
The new regulations have been framed to overcome the issues and challenges faced by adoption authorities and Prospective Adoptive Parents (PAPs).