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Children of the World has worked to place children from India since 1996.
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We have a long established relationship with CARA (Central Adoption Resource Authority)—the Indian Central Authority that places children with families.
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- Children into homes through international adoption than any other nation. Below we have general information on the International Adoption Process, The Hague Adoption Convention, and how you can learn more about beginning your own adoption journey. Children of the World currently offers international adoption programs for India and China.
TRAVEL TIME IN COUNTRY :
NUMBER OF TRIPS REQUIRED:
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*It is becoming more common for prospective adoptive parent to be required to make a second trip to India, during the court process. At this time, we urge families to consider this a strong possibility as they plan for and/or consider adopting from India.
CHILDREN ALREADY IN HOME:
No requirement for the number of children, but the youngest child has to be at least 1 year old.
LENGTH OF MARRIAGE REQUIRED:
AGE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN CHILD & PARENT:
Minimum of 25 years
SIBLING GROUPS AVAILABLE:
Yes, but sibling groups are typically older children
POST PLACEMENT REQUIREMENTS:
Quarterly reports for the first year and semi-annual reports for the second year, prepared by a social worker. Additional reports may be required by the judge.
Physically, mentally, and emotionally stable.
Financially capable and motivated to adopt.
No life threatening medical conditions.
COMBINED AGE OF PARENTS:
Maximum of 110 years
AGE OF SINGLE PARENT:
Maximum of 55 years
CITIZENSHIP: At least one parent must be a US citizen (by birth or naturalization)
**The age of the child you may adopt depends on the sum of the age of both parents. If your combined age is less than 90 years, you may adopt a child age 0-3 years. If your combined age is greater than 105 years, you may adopt a child older than 4 years.
For more specific information about adoption requirements, adoption process, and country information, visit the US State Department website here.
Please note that the information below is subject to change without notice as changes occur in country and government regulations.
Research information on adoption service providers, country, and special needs.
Choose an agency and complete the application process.
Begin mandatory adoption education.
Identify a home study agency. Complete home study paperwork. If you live in Alabama, Children of the World will complete your home study.
Social worker makes home study visits. Social workers prepare, review, and approve home study report.
Complete dossier paperwork. Children of the World compiles and authenticates the dossier for you.
Children of the World will register you with CARA (Central Adoption Resource Authority.) You receive CARA approval.
Children of the World monitors the CARA website for available children and identifies a child that meets your criteria.
Children of the World presents a referral file (child’s file) for your review and for medical review.
You choose to accept a referral and be matched with a child.
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Begin the I-800 Process with the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to approve you to adopt a child internationally. Submit I-800a and I-800 form with our assistance.
I-800 approval is received which verifies that you are approved to adopt a specific child that you have accepted.
Court process in India is handled by the orphanage attorney. You are not present for the court process.
Court orders are issued. CARA reviews the court orders and issues a No Objection Certificate.
Indian birth certificate and child’s passport are obtained by orphanage staff.
Families are scheduled for travel only after the child’s birth certificate and passport are received in order to avoid unnecessary delays for you while in country.
You travel to India and are assisted by our in-country contacts. You typically spend 3-5 days in the city where the child resides and then travel to New Delhi to complete the embassy process.
Add your adopted child to your insurance.
Complete the legal processes in the U.S. which vary state by state, but usually consists of name change or re-adoption.
Apply for State Birth Certificate and Social Security Card for your child.
Change your child's name on their Certificate of Citizenship, if necessary.
Complete the required post placement visits by the social worker. The social worker will prepare the reports at the requested time according to the post placement schedule. Parent reports are completed annually until the child is 18 years old.
The process may appear overwhelming but Children of the World staff are available to assist in every step of the process.
Ready to learn more about international adoption, and how Children of the World can play a part?
Visit our Beginning Your Journey Page for answers to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs), review the minimum criteria for prospective adoptive parents, find resources to educate yourself on the topic, and learn how to begin the adoption process.
“I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you” (John 14:18, NIV).
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The experienced, professional staff of Nightlight Christian Adoptions is prepared to help you evaluate and select the international adoption program right for you.
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As a Hague accredited agency, you can be confident that Nightlight programs are regularly evaluated and monitored for excellence in both process and service. Our home study services are recognized by our peers as educational and thoroughly completed for the benefit of our clients.
You can count on Nightlight to be there for you long after your adoption is complete too. Our team is available to help answer questions and provide guidance as you navigate parenting your adopted child. You are not alone!
Across The World Adoptions
Please open our International Quicklook spreadsheet to give you an overview of the wide variety of international programs available through Nightlight.