The process of adopting a child

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Having a baby enriches the life and the bond between the couple. Having children adds colors to the house, a family generally seems incomplete without them. There are couples who are unable to have babies due to medical issues, thus the concept of adoption comes into play. A single person can also adopt a child if he wishes to do so. The Indian government provides us with such a platform where we can easily adopt a child and add frills to our lives. When it comes to adoption any layman cannot go and just adopt a child as there are some procedures involved, as first and foremost you have to be above the age of 18 years and fill in the application details.

People who cannot have kids usually have a secret desire to adopt a newborn baby so that they can nurture and nourish them the way they want from the starting and this way they also feel that the baby is actually their own.

The Central Adoption Resource Authority (CARA) puts forth the procedure that one needs to follow to adopt a child in India. The first step is the registration. The Prospective Adoptive Parents (PAP) have to go and get themselves registered in SAA or RIPA. SAA stands for Special Adoption Agency, RIPA is the Indian Placement Agency. The parents have to fill the form, complete all the formalities, and produce all the legal documents and pay the required fees. If the couple wants to have an adoption baby from the child care, then they can mention the name of the child care in the form too. The form can also be filled online.

The couple has an option of adopting a child from another state as well. In this case, one has to consult the SARA (State and Resource Agency) and mention the state name as well. Once the form is filled, your name is added to the waiting list.

The next part, which is a crucial part of adoption is the counseling and parenting. It is made sure that the child is sent into the right house. So, that he has a healthy upbringing. The would-be father and mother should definitely attend counseling sessions before having the adopted baby as the member of the family.

The adoption process does not end here. The next step is where the would-be home of the child is examined. The parents have to submit the medical report and give local contacts to the agency. This ensures a good future for the baby. There are proper legal documents with the signature of the parents, it is like an agreement which has all the rules and regulations written on it. Also, if the couple already has children at home, they too have to undergo an examination test to ensure that the new member of the family shares a healthy relationship with his or her siblings.

Once you have gone through all these steps you get the custody of the baby to which you are the new parents. As a human being it is your right to nourish the baby and provide him with the best of your abilities. This is actually a dual agreement; the parents get the desired child and the child who was in need of a home gets a perfect new family.