Friday, 28 January, 2022
TopicAdoption

Topic: adoption

Here’s how you can legally adopt a child in India, and it’s not through WhatsApp or Twitter

Several children under the age of 18 have lost both parents to Covid and this has made them vulnerable to illegal adoption or worse, trafficking.

Who should child go to if you both die? Govt wants declaration from Covid parents in hospital

WCD ministry has written a letter in this regard to the health ministry, says the measure is to protect children and ensure they don’t become victims of child labour or trafficking.

Amazon draws flak for selling Raksha Bandhan gifts saying ‘you’re adopted’

Amazon is selling 2 mugs and a cushion cover using ‘adopted’ as a joke. Activist Shabnam Hashmi calls company out on Twitter, tags central adoption agency CARA.

Adoption policy favouring 40+ single women likely to be rolled back

The 2017 provision, which fast-tracked adoption process for single women above 40, is acting against the best interests of children, CARA CEO Deepak Kumar tells ThePrint.  

No link between marriage, motherhood — why more single women are opting for adoptions 

The number of adoption applications from single women has gone up to 589 in 2018-2019 from 495 in 2017-2018, according to govt data. 

Pet adoption ads need to be better written than ‘adopt, don’t shop’

I studied and quantified the language patterns of nearly 680,000 adopted and unadopted pet ads. This is what I found.

Why Indian parents have returned 278 of 6,650 adopted children in 2017-19

Earlier this year, social workers in Karnataka noticed an unusual spike in incidents of families returning children to state adoption agencies. They filed an RTI.

Spanish couple abandon adopted Indian child, Bhopal agency under the scanner

Shelter home allegedly misled parents on age of children; Italian couple also writes to Indian authorities against agency.

1,991 children available for adoption for 20,000 prospective parents in India

The primary reason for the availability of less number of children is because many childcare institutions have not yet been registered with the Central Adoption Resource Authority.

This is the reason why Indians adopt more girls than boys

Data provided by CARA in RTI reveals that more girls were put up for adoption in the last two years

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Why 20 crore missing jobs are the biggest challenge for FM Sitharaman in Budget 2022 math

For India’s employment-to-population ratio to be at the global average, nearly 60 crore people need to be at work. Currently, only a little more than 40 crore are.

Why 20 crore missing jobs are the biggest challenge for FM Sitharaman in Budget 2022 math

For India’s employment-to-population ratio to be at the global average, nearly 60 crore people need to be at work. Currently, only a little more than 40 crore are.

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The Indian Army's Akash missiles on display during the 73rd Republic Day Parade, at Rajpath, in New Delhi | ANI

Not just 1st R-Day, 26 Jan 1950 also significant as Indian Army, Navy shed ‘Royal’ prefix

Both the ‘Royal’ prefix for the Navy and Air Force in India, as well as the absence of such a label for the Army, have their roots in British military and political history.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.
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