'CARA, Please Fast-Track your Adoption Process!'

'CARA, Please Fast-Track your Adoption Process!'

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Jebamalar J started this petition to Central Adoption Resource Authority and

My husband and I have been trying to adopt a child and the wait seems endless. Since we registered in December, we have hardly moved up the queue. CARA is the only portal that is available for adoption in India. After its introduction, the waiting period for adoption has kept extending. From 1 to 1.5 years, it prolonged to 2 to 2.5 years. Since the COVID pandemic, there has been a huge lag and people who have been waiting for more than 3 years haven't gotten referrals. Even after the restrictions got lifted, they issue referrals only once a week. That too, no referrals were issued the past week. At this rate, the average waiting time is expected to shift to more than 3 years. 

Many have the impression that there are so many children who are waiting and the hesitancy is from the couples. But the truth is that the process to declare a child legally free for adoption is really slow. The system is dead slow and there are so many parents waiting. 

Can you please sign this petition and pass it around? If CARA decides to catch up for the COVID lag, we can bring down the average waiting time to 2 to 2.5 years and many children will find the warmth and comfort of a loving parent.

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