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Thursday, January 19, 2012

Update 2012 - Changes Afoot!!

*** UPDATE: January 2012 ***

Several things have changed about the adoption process for NRIs since the time of our writing this blog. CARA issued new adoption guidelines in July 2011 and created a new online registration system which fundamentally change the way PAPs are linked with a RIPA.

Some key changes:
(*) You can no longer directly approach an orphanage with your HSR. Your EFAA must submit your HSR to CARA whose selection committee will then match you with an orphanage. (you can indicate your preferred city/state)
(*) A new monthly quota on applications will be applied by CARA.
(*) Inter-country adoption fee is now USD 5000, up from the old 3500.

The complete set of CARA's new guidelines is up here:
==> Guidelines Governing the Adoption of Children - 2011

Read about the monthly quota system here:
==> Submitting HSR to CARA and Monthly Quota System
(PDF document - download the free Adobe Reader software if you are unable to open this file)

We are about to commence our journey towards adopting a second child from India, so we'll be navigating our ship through these perilous new waters too. ;) We seek your good wishes and blessings for our children ...

As always, we would love to hear from you! :) Write to us at Good Luck and Godspeed!



  1. Thank you. Congrats on your adoption - you have a lovely daughter!

  2. No words to say. It really helpful for NRI like us. You have showed a way to travel inter country adoption journey.
    Appreciated heart fully.
    Thank you so much for writing this blog.

  3. Hi Dhivya,
    Thank you for taking the time to leave a comment. Your kind words are much appreciated. Feel free to email us if you have any queries.
    All the best,

  4. Hello sir

    We are Indian couple in singaporeand interested in adopting a girl child (2-4 years) from India, just went through your blog on adoption, so felt that you are the right person who can help us to know the present scenario of adoption in India.
    As u specified that you started adoption process in 2012. So is it complete now.!?
    How was your experience and how much time it took.
    Please share your experience with us, it ll be a big favour.

    1. Priyam, I have PMed you with my contact details. Will be happy to answer any queries you may have.