Hague Convention on Inter-country Adoption Current Affairs - 2019
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The Central Adoption Resource Authority (CARA) launched monthly Jan Sampark program to enable public to interact with its officials to obtain information related to child adoption.
The first of its kind programme under it was held recently in New Delhi. Nearly 150 Prospective Adoptive Parents (PAPs), adoptive parents and representatives of agencies participated in session.
The Jan Sampark program will now be held regularly every month apart from the quarterly Facebook live chat by CEO CARA. During the event, details pertaining to Immediate Placement and Special Needs Adoption Module of Child Adoption Resource Information & Guidance System (CARINGS) will be shared with all the stakeholders. The will serve as platform for counselling and motivating PAPs to go for adopting older children.
Central Adoption Resource Authority (CARA)
CARA is statutory body of Ministry of Women & Child Development established under Juvenile Justice Act, 2015. It is a nodal body for adoption of Indian children. It is mandated to monitor and regulate in-country and inter-country adoptions. It deals in orphan, abandoned or surrendered children. It deals with inter-country adoptions according to Hague Convention on Inter-country Adoption, 1993 ratified by India in 2003.