Considering adopting a child from India?
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.
BC’s Central Authority: BC Ministry of Child and Family Development
India’s Central Authority: CARA
It is important that you contact the Federal Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) early in the process to initiate your application.
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.