No more court visits for adoption

Cabinet amends JJ Act; DMs or DCs to grant adoption order

July 18, 2018 10:16 pm | Updated 10:16 pm IST - NEW DELHI

 Photo: Twitter/@CARAWCD

Photo: Twitter/@CARAWCD

Adoption process is set to get simple for prospective parents, who will now not be required to make several rounds to a court to seek an adoption order as the Union Cabinet on Wednesday authorised District Magistrates or District Collectors to do so.

The Union Cabinet approved amendments to the Juvenile Justice Act, 2015 to enable speedier adoption of children.

“Adoption cases were facing long delays at the level of courts, therefore, the Union Cabinet has taken an important decision to recognise District Magistrates as the child care authority and will be authorised to issue an adoption order,” Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said.

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