Your hosts at DelhiEscape Dave & Chandra have been through the whole adoption process
three times now and are more than happy to discuss how the whole thing works, the
pit falls, the things to look out for etc.
Below is some links to some of the main agencies dealing with adoption and decribes
what it entails. There is also a link to Dave & Chandra own story.
Any questions you can contact Dave & Chandra by clicking here and sending them a
The Process of adoption in Delhi.
Here are a number of links to the main adoption agencies operating in Delhi & India.
Also other links to charity org's.
This information is provided to educate parents about the process of adoption from
India. It can also be used by parents to learn what they can do and/or what needs
to occur at different stages of the adoption process. The time-lines are approximate,
and any errors are those of the author.
OUTLINE OF A TYPICAL INDIAN ADOPTION
This is a 'typical' outline of an adoption from India though it will vary according
to US agency, Indian agency and a number of other variables. If you have any comments
or corrections to make, please let me know.
INDIA ADOPTION...WHERE TO START....& THINGS TO KEEP IN MIND
This program is: open
Note: Due to popular opposition to the adoption of Indian children by foreigners,
there have been reports that non-resident Indian applicants are being given preference
for inter-country placements. Except for adoption by Hindus, Indian law has no provision
for adoption. Children are placed under guardianship of adopting parents to exit
the country, and adoption must take place in the parents' home country. In 2003,
U.S. citizens adopted approximately 472 children from India. Infants, young children,
and special needs children are available for adoption, as well as some sibling groups.
The children reside in orphanages.
Dillon's Adoption Agency
Many children throughout the world are in need of a family and a lifetime of love