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India: USDOS Adoption Notice – CARA Lifts Temporary Suspension of Acceptance of New Dossiers

March 9, 2012 From the US Department of State: March 7, 2012 This is an update to our notice dated October 5, 2011 announcing a temporary suspension on the acceptance of new intercountry adoption cases in India.   CARA has informed … Continue reading

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India Notice: Update on CARA’s Temporary Suspension of Acceptance of New Dossiers

Department of State India Adoption Notice, October 5, 2011: CARA has informed the Department of State that they will not accept new adoption applications until December 31, 2011. CARA is giving priority to processing applications started before the release of … Continue reading

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India: State Department Adoption Notice

July 24, 2011 CARA recently released new guidelines for intercountry adoptions. Please visit CARA’s website at http://www.adoptionindia.nic.in/ for further information. CARA also recently announced a temporary freeze on the acceptance of new adoption dossiers as it attempts to clear a … Continue reading

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India: HC demands notification on adoption

The High Court now demands notification on adoptions in India. New guidelines aim to streamline the adoption process and verify the source of each child prior to their placement for adoption. Continue reading

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India: A Country Update

October 28, 2010 A) JUVENILE JUSTICE ACT (JJ ACT) ADOPTIONS JJ Act adoptions are beginning to happen in some areas. Practices are varied. In Mumbai, adoptive parents NEED NOT be present for the Court. But, the High court of Bombay … Continue reading

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India: TB Screening for Visa Processing

October 1, 2010 Effective October 1, 2010, applicants for U.S. immigration in India will be screened by the panel physicians according to the 2007 Technical Instructions for Tuberculosis Screening and Treatment. Prior to this date the applicants were screened according … Continue reading

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India: International Relations Initiative Event

May 20, 2010 Invitation Joint Council invites adoptive families and children to share their adoption journey with Mr. D.K.Sikri, Secretary of India’s Ministry of Women and Child and Ms. Anu Singh, Secretary of India’s Central Adoption Authority for the Government … Continue reading

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India: U.S. Embassy Announces Changes to Visa Processing

March 2009 The United States Embassy announces that effective April 1, 2009 all Indian adoption case processing for India will take place in New Delhi. Centralizing adoptions in India will allow all adoption cases to benefit from the long-established working … Continue reading

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India: Terrorist Attacks in Mumbai

December 2008 As many of you know, a series of terrorist attacks occurred in Mumbai last week, killing 179 people. Joint Council extends its condolences to the Indian government and the citizens of Mumbai following the series of terrorist attacks … Continue reading

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India: Joint Council Speaking Engagement

October 2007 At the invitation of India’s Central Adoption Resource Agency (CARA), Joint Council President & CEO Tom DiFilipo spoke on Mutual Cooperation and Transparency & Ethical issues in intercountry adoption.

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India: International Relations Initiative Trip

September 2007 Through the longstanding relationship between the Joint Council India Caucus, lead for years by Teri Bell and now by Aimee LaBlonde, Joint Council’s Tom DiFilipo has been invited to speak at this year’s CARA Conference in India. Tom … Continue reading

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India: Update on Intercountry Adoption Process

July 2006 Embassy New Delhi states that CARA’s policies and procedures have not changed. In May, CARA did issue a revised “Guideline for Adoption from India in 2006″ that raised fees, but otherwise is substantively unchanged from the previous. The … Continue reading

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India: June 2004

June 2004 Joint Council recently sent a letter to the Joint Director, Mrs. S.K. Mishra, of the Central Adoption Resource Agency (CARA) asking for clarification on a number of issues.  The majority of concerns surround adoption by Non-Resident Indians (NRI’s) … Continue reading

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India: Ratification of the Hague

August 2003 The government of India ratified the Hague Convention on International Adoption on June 6, 2003. It will come into effect October 1, 2003. The Central Adoption Resource Agency (CARA), currently the governmental body responsible for monitoring and enforcing … Continue reading

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India: Hague into Force

October 2003 In October, 2003 India entered into force with the Hague Adoption Convention. Since that time adoption processing continues but has slowed down due to the implementation of the Hague, elections and personnel changes at CARA. In December, the … Continue reading

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