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Australia recommences its adoption programme with India

New Delhi, Aug 14 (UNI) After an eight-year hiatus, the Australian Government has decided to recommence
the Adoption Programme with India, as per Hague Convention on Inter-Country Adoption.
With this, a large number of prospective adoptive parents, including those of Indian origin settled in
Australia, can fulfill their desire to adopt a child from India.
Adoptions from India had been put on hold by the Australian Government in 2000 following charges of
trafficking for Inter-country adoption by some of the recognised Indian placement agencies (the
Adoption agencies mandated to place children in Inter-country adoption at that point of time), an
official release here said.

With the enactment of the Juvenile Justice Act, 2015 and notification of Adoption Regulations, 2017,
regulation of Inter-country adoptions have been made strict by the Indian Government. The rescind move
follows constant engagement of the Ministry of Women and Child Development (MWCD) along with Central
Adoption Resource Authority (CARA) with the Australian Government for resuming the Adoption Programme.
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