Easier process for adoptive couples

September 15, 2021 12:00 am | Updated 06:12 am IST - NEW DELHI

Ministry bridging legislative gap as parents are forced to go to court

The Women and Child Development Ministry will bridge the legislative gap between the Hindu Adoptions and Maintenance Act (HAMA) and the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2015 that has forced adoptive parents under HAMA to move court to take their child abroad, Ministry sources said on Tuesday.

The Ministry will issue a notification to set up a mechanism for NoCs for adoptions under HAMA soon, the functionary said. This will be in compliance with the Hague Convention on Inter-Country Adoptions to prevent child trafficking and is governed through the JJ Act, an official said.

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