New Delhi, January 16: On Monday the Adoption Regulation 2017, framed by Central Adoption Resource Authority CARA will come into force from today, the government said in a press release. The Adoption Regulation, 2017 was amended and newly framed in order to overcome the challenges faced by the adoption authorities and Prospective Adoptive Parents (PAPs).
The Ministry of Women and Child Development said "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," in a press release. "This will further strengthen adoption programme in the country by streamlining the adoption process," it added.
On 17th July, 2015 the Adoption Guidelines 2015 was notified by the government but after foreseeing the challenges faced it was newly framed which is replaced by the Adoption Regulations, 2017. The newly framed regulations consist of the regulations liable to the adoption by relatives by both within the country and abroad.
Following are the points which define the newly framed Adoption Regulation, 2017: