hama: Govt set to ease rules to enable NRI, OCI card holders to take their adopted child to country of residence | India News

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NEW DELHI: The government is set to notify new regulations to enable NRI and OCI card holders, who adopt under the Hindu Adoption and Maintenance Act 1956 (HAMA), to get a ‘no-objection’ certificate to take the child with them to their country of residence.
The regulations will enable the Central Adoption Resources Authority (CARA), which executes inter-country adoptions under the Juvenile Justice Act, to give the NOC to allow the child adopted under HAMA to go abroad with the adoptive parents. Also NRI and OCI card holders will be treated at par in line with the home ministry guidelines.
The move follows much debate and consultations over bridging the gaps and address this critical concern as there is no mechanism for inter-country adoption under HAMA. Since adoptions under HAMA are not covered under the JJ system, CARA the only authority for inter-country adoptions could not…

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