Central Adoption Resource Authority (CARA) is an autonomous body under the Ministry of Women & Child Development, Government of India. It functions as the nodal body for 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 adoption of orphan, abandoned and surrendered children through its associated /recognised adoption agencies.
CARA encourages Prospective Adoptive Parents (Indian Nationals residing in India) are advised to register with the recognised adoption agency in their country of residence. Prospective Adoptive Parents residing abroad have to move through CARA enlisted foreign agencies/central authorities. CARA provides facility for online registration and status tracking to the parents.
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Secretary Ph no-0361-2261165
Social Welfare Department
Government of Assam
Assam Secretariat, Dispur