Three years after the Missionaries of Charity (MoC) decided to stop giving children in its homes up for adoption, it has agreed to join hands with the country’s nodal agency for adoption.
In October 2015, soon after the Central government announced new rules for adoption and made it mandatory for all homes to be linked to the Child Adoption Resource Authority(CARA), which would be the only body in the country authorized to process adoptions, the Missionaries of Charity sought de-recognition of its homes.
Central Adoption Resource Authority (CARA) is a statutory body of the Ministry of Women & Child Development, Government of India.
It functions as the nodal body for the adoption of Indian children and is mandated to monitor and regulate in-country and inter-country adoptions.
CARA is designated as the Central Authority to deal with inter-country adoptions in accordance with the provisions of the Hague Convention on Inter-country Adoption, 1993, ratified by Government of India in 2003.
CARA primarily deals with the adoption of an orphan, abandoned and surrendered children through its associated / recognized adoption agencies.