What are the eligibility criteria for adopting a child in India? Subscribe

Parenting is bliss! There's no better feeling than seeing your little panda snuggling with you. It feels great to be recognized as a father and a mother. There's joy in raising your child into an entire human being. Pregnancy is a blessing; some people get it, and some don't, which is fine. God has better ways to make people happy with better alternatives. One of the predominant reasons people adopt is that they cannot conceive. It could be due to health complications, age, infertility, etc. Not being blessed to conceive could be God's message telling you to adopt the little munchkins in the orphanage. In an orphanage, those twinkling eyes desperately search for their parents and a pleasant home. You can become their home. One must remember that when God closes one door, he also opens the best door for you. However, if you adopt a child in India, you must be eligible to become adoptive parents. 

The reason behind setting criteria for adoptive parents is to ensure that there's no potential harm or inconvenience for the child. Criteria for adoptive parents are - 

1) The adoptive parents shall not have any life-threatening medical disease and should be mentally, physically and financially stable. 

2) The adoptive couple must have at least two years of stable marriage.  

3) Those who wish to adopt a child, irrespective of their marital status, can adopt a child under these conditions - 

A) In the case of a married couple, the consent of both parties is required. 

B) A single female can adopt a child of any gender.

C) A single male is not eligible to adopt a girl child. 

4) If the couples want to adopt a child, their composite age should be counted. 

5) The adoptive parents' age shall not be under 25 years. 

6) Couples with three or more children shall not be considered for adoption except for special needs children as defined in sub-regulation (21) of regulation 2, hard-to-place children as mentioned in regulation 50, and in case of relative adoption and adoption by step-parent.

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