Awareness meet on adoption procedures

Published - June 15, 2018 01:13 am IST - VIJAYAWADA

The Women Development and Child Welfare (WD&CW) department on Thursday conducted an awareness programme ‘Dattatha Parichaya Vedika’ in the city highlighting the legally available options for adopting children.

Speaking on the occasion, WD&CW commissioner H. Arun Kumar explained the importance and procedure of legal adoption available for childless couples.

Stringent punishment

He said that unauthorised adoptions will create problems to the child as well as the couple and such child cannot be a legal heir of the foster parents. He said eligible couples can adopted children from newborns to 18-year-olds. Family court judge A. Parthasarathi said illegal adoption attracts a jail term of two years or more and a hefty fine.

District Child Protection Officer Ch. Vijay Kumar, in a PowerPoint presentation, explained the functions of the Central Adoption Resource Authority and the State Adoption Resource Agency. About 200 parents took part in the programme.

Joint sub-registrar A. Yogendranath, Child Welfare Committee chairperson B.V.S. Kumar, WD&CW district project director K. Krishna Kumari and others were present.

0 / 0
Sign in to unlock member-only benefits!
  • Access 10 free stories every month
  • Save stories to read later
  • Access to comment on every story
  • Sign-up/manage your newsletter subscriptions with a single click
  • Get notified by email for early access to discounts & offers on our products
Sign in


Comments have to be in English, and in full sentences. They cannot be abusive or personal. Please abide by our community guidelines for posting your comments.

We have migrated to a new commenting platform. If you are already a registered user of The Hindu and logged in, you may continue to engage with our articles. If you do not have an account please register and login to post comments. Users can access their older comments by logging into their accounts on Vuukle.