05 Sep 2019
Women in live-in relationships like "concubines", says Rajasthan Rights Body
A "concubine" is a derogatory word used for women whom men don't deem "fit" for marriage or someone who lives with a man but doesn't get the same "stature as his wife".
22 Sep 2018
Previous rule overturned, live-in couples can now adopt kids
Providing a huge relief to live-in couples, the Child Adoption Regulatory Authority (CARA) has allowed them to adopt kids, overturning an earlier circular issued in May '18.
14 Aug 2018
Australia resumes adoptions from India after 8yrs of suspension: WCD
Australia has resumed adoption of children from India after it was suspended eight years ago over charges of trafficking by some recognized Indian placement agencies, a WCD Ministry official said today.
05 Aug 2018
1,991 kids available for adoption in India for 20,000 prospective-parents
The number of children available for adoption in the country is 1,991, including 1,322 girls, for about 20,000 prospective parents, an RTI revealed.
21 Jul 2018
Issue instructions to conduct MoCs' inspection: WCD Ministry to states
The Women and Child Development (WCD) Ministry has said that it has asked all states and Union Territories to issue instructions for conducting an inspection of all homes run by the Missionaries of Charity (MoC).
17 Jul 2018
Jharkhand baby-selling racket: Maneka Gandhi directs states to take steps
A day after authorities rescued the fourth baby sold by a Sister and a staff member at a Missionaries of Charity shelter home in Jharkhand, Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi has directed all states to inspect such child care institutions (CCI) run by the organization.
17 Jul 2018
Illegal adoption row: Government orders inspection of childcare homes
After cases of alleged illegal adoptions carried out by childcare homes run by Mother Teresa-founded Missionaries of Charity (MoC) surfaced recently, the Indian Government has ordered all the states to get MoC homes inspected immediately.
03 Jun 2018
Indians mostly prefer children aged below 2 years for adoption
Over 80% of children adopted in India in 2017-18 were below the age of two but there were not many kids of this age group legally free for adoption, official data showed.
09 Feb 2018
Doctor who sold babies as "social service" arrested in Pune
Two days ago, a doctor and his wife were nabbed in Kolhapur's Ichalkaranji for selling a baby, but officials suspect the racket goes deeper.