New Delhi : Adopting a child may soon become hassle free. In a bid to make the process simple and easy, the Ministry of Women and Child Development (WCD) has developed an online system where applicants can register and select a child for adoption.
The National Informatics Centre (NIC) has designed the Child Adoption Resource Information and Guidance System (CARINGS), putting online information about children up for adoption and their photographs. The system will be launched soon by Minister for Women and Child Development Krishna Tirath.
“This will end all paperwork and unending wait to adopt a child. Interested parents will not have to go hunting all around,” says Tirath. It currently takes at least six months to adopt a child.
The portal, say officials, will contain information of both the interested parents. Once they register themselves online putting in personal information like their motivation to adopt a child, medical information, whether they have a previously adopted child etc, they are given the choice of the adoption centre that they would want to deal with.
Once the centre informs them about the children that can be adopted, the parents can list their preferences such as gender, age etc. Within minutes they would be sent information including that related to health along with comments of a physician. A photograph of the child will accompany the same.
Based on this information, the interested parents will be allowed three choices. “The interested parents just can't reject a child one after another and cannot approach two adoption centers at a time,” says Anu J Singh, Secretary, CARA
The online process will first be launched for domestic users and then extended to inter-country adoption.
Sreedharan Nair, Director of Delhi Council for Child Welfare (DCCW), which runs adoption programme Palna says that an online facility will definitely make things easier. “There is a lot of paperwork which is required before proceeding for adoption. After the launch of this facility, all this paperwork will end making the process easier and hassle free,” he said.
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