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India
Adoption
Advocate for India
Overview
The India Adoption Program is stable with a long reputation of placing children. Children are available primarily due to poverty. Special consideration is given to individuals of Indian heritage. Non-Resident Indians (NRI) residing in the USA receive priority and may apply for young, non-special needs children. Families of non-Indian descent are eligible to adopt identified children with special needs through the Waiting International Children (WIC) program

Children Available: In India, children who need families range in age from infants to preteens (8 months - 10 years). On occasion, siblings are available. There are two separate adoption programs in India. The first applies only to those of Indian heritage. These families may adopt non-special needs children, and infants. Singles and couples who are not of Indian descent may apply to the WIC (Waiting International Children) program, and adopt identified children. This is a great program for families who are open to parenting a child above the age of infancy.

Parent Qualifications: Single women and couples may adopt from India. Couples should have at least two years of stable marriage. Applicants should be 25 to 53 years of age (flexible if adopting older children). Because India prefers smaller families, there may be no more than three children already in the home. There may be no history of chronic or serious illness.

Travel: Travel will include 1-2 trips, depending on the Indian state where the child resides. In some cases only one parent may be required to travel.

Timeline: Timeline is flexible depending on the program.
To contact all agencies placing children from India with just one form, click here
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