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Women in live-in relationships like "concubines", says Rajasthan Rights Body

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".

Previous rule overturned, live-in couples can now adopt kids

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.

Australia resumes adoptions from India after 8yrs of suspension: WCD

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.

1,991 kids available for adoption in India for 20,000 prospective-parents

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.

Issue instructions to conduct MoCs' inspection: WCD Ministry to states

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).

Jharkhand baby-selling racket: Maneka Gandhi directs states to take steps

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.

Illegal adoption row: Government orders inspection of childcare homes

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.

Indians mostly prefer children aged below 2 years for adoption

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.

Doctor who sold babies as "social service" arrested in Pune

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.