Central Adoption Resource Authority (CARA) is India’s Central Authority dealing with inter-country adoptions in accordance with the provisions of the Hague Convention on Inter-country Adoption, 1993, ratified by Government of India in 2003.
After your home study is approved we will assist you with the dossier preparation for India. Working with the country’s facilitator and the BC Central Authority (BC Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD)) we will guide you through the adoption process to ensure that all legal requirements are met for both Canada and India.
Facilitator: World View Adoption Association: http://worldviewadoption.com/
BC’s Central Authority: BC Ministry of Child and Family Development: http://www.mcf.gov.bc.ca/adoption/
India’s Central Authority: CARA: http://www.cara.nic.in/index.aspx
It is important that you contact the Federal Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) early in the process to initiate your application. Website: http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/department/.
Considering Adopting a Child of a Relative?
India is party to the Hague Convention on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption (Hague Convention Adoption).
India’s Central Authority http://www.cara.nic.in/index.aspx
Prospective Adoptive Parents (PAPs) must be related to the child as defined at section 2 (52) of the JJ Act, 2015 http://www.cara.nic.in/writereaddata/uploadedfile/NTESCL_635948425365345304_JJAct_2015.pdf i.e. paternal uncle or aunt, or a maternal uncle or aunt, or paternal grandparent or maternal grandparent.
After your home study is approved we will assist you with the dossier preparation for India. Working with the BC Central Authority we will guide you through the adoption process to ensure that all legal requirements are met for both Canada and India. Family applies to Immigration. CARA on receiving dossier documents will assess the eligibility and further take up the matter with concerned State Government or authorized agency for verification of the documents following which it will issue NOC in the proposed case.
BC’s Central Authority: BC Ministry of Children and Family Development http://www.mcf.gov.bc.ca/adoption/
For information about immigration visit Citizenship and Immigration Canada’s website. You can apply for immigration before you start the adoption process. http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/immigrate/adoption/.
For more information on the adopting of a child from India please contact us.
Learn More about Adopting a Child from India
The sites and resources below provide important information about the eligibility criteria for both prospective adoptive parents and children, legal and immigration requirements, and the process for adopting a child from India.
Our International Experience
Family Services of Greater Vancouver's Adoption Agency has experience with both Hague and non-Hague counties. Some of the countries we have worked with for international adoptions are listed below.