India

March 28, 2013

India Partially Lifts Suspension on Acceptance of New Adoption Applications

This Adoption Notice is a follow up to the Notice of November 30, 2012.

The Central Adoption Resource Authority (CARA) informed us that it is accepting new applications for intercountry adoptions from prospective adoptive parents in foreign countries, including the United States, seeking to adopt children habitually resident in India.  CARA will accept applications for children that CARA classifies as having special needs, e.g., children with a physical or mental disability, children older than five years of age, and children with twin siblings.  For more information, please see CARA’s website .

CARA indicates it may be another two to three months before it can resume accepting adoption applications for children who are habitually resident in India, but are not classified as having special needs.

CARA will continue to process applications registered prior to December 1, 2012.  We will provide an update when CARA begins accepting new applications for children habitually resident in India who are not classified as having special needs.

If you have any questions, please contact us by phone at 1-888-407-4747 or e-mail us at adoptionUSCA@state.gov.