We have an overwhelming amount of people asking us about adoption. Please note:
Our orphanage does not adopt or foster out children.
We cannot provide any assistance or information to people who are wanting to adopt other than what is on this page.
We are by no means experts in the matter but in our experience and understanding in-country and inter-country adoption in India has been very difficult in the past but new laws are being implemented to streamline this process. Estimates for the number of orphans in India varies from 16 million to 30 million, but only about 2,500 orphans were adopted in 2015, down from 5,700 five years ago. The Ministry of Women & Child Development’s autonomous body Central Adoption Resource Authority (CARA) now handles all adoption inquiries, applications and adoptions within India. Prospective parents are should register with the authority, whose automated system will match them with children.
For those people wishing to adopt we suggest the following:
Only adopt from registered Specialized Adoption Agencies (SAA’s) recognized by State Governments.
Read the guidelines on CARA’s website carefully.
Do not try to adopt directly from nursing homes, hospitals, maternity homes, unauthorized institutions or individuals.
While we believe that adoption can be a beautiful thing it is not something that our organization is or at this stage plans to be involved with in the future. We wish anyone wanting to adopt the very best and we hope that you find what you are looking for. We therefore do not reply to emails or messages asking if we are able to assist with adoptions.
Note: The current Indian system allows adoption to single/unmarried people but does not allow adoption by gay/lesbian prospective parents.
We don’t think this message could be clearer… yet for some reason there are still many people who contact us asking if we do. Emails regarding this will not be replied to. Period. Whether your intent is noble or not… look somewhere else on the internet.
If you would like to contact our orphanage, if you have any questions/concerns/thoughts or if you just want to say “hello” please feel free to contact us using the form below. We would love to hear from you and will endeavor to reply as soon as possible. Questions regarding adoption or arranged marriages will not be replied to.
The Good Shepherd Agricultural Mission PO Banbasa Dist. Champawat Uttarakhand, INDIA 262310