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5th Annual Day of CARA

  • 16 Jan 2020
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  • The Central Adoption Resource Authority (CARA) has celebrated its 5th Annual Day recently.
  • CARA has conducted various training programmes and workshops at national and state levels for all the stakeholders of the adoption programme.
  • It has also carried out a number of advocacy programs through various mediums for creating awareness and sensitization of the general public.
  • It is giving emphasis to the rehabilitation of older and special needs children in various Child Care Institutions across the country.

Central Adoption Resource Authority (CARA)

  • Central Adoption Resource Authority (CARA) has been set up as a statutory body of the Ministry of Women and Child Development.
  • It functions as a nodal body for the adoption of Indian children and is mandated to monitor and regulate in-country and inter-country adoption.
  • CARA is designated as the Central Authority to deal with inter-country adoptions in accordance with the provisions of the Hague Conventions on Inter-Country Adoptions, 1993, ratified by the Government of India in 2003.
  • CARA primarily deals with adoption of orphan, abandoned and surrendered children through its associated /recognised adoption agencies.

Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction

  • Hague Convention is a multilateral treaty which came into existence on 1st December 1983.
  • It is an international treaty to ensure the prompt return of the child who has been “abducted” from the country of their “habitual residence”.
  • The Convention applies to children age under 16 years.

Source: PIB

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