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Over 12,000 children adopted in last three years, says Minister


December 14, 2023 09:26 pm | Updated 09:26 pm IST - Chennai


In a reply to MP Kanimozhi, Minister Smriti Irani said 2020-2021 saw the maximum number of adoptions within India with 3,142 children adopted


The number of children adopted in India and by foreigners in the last three years was 12,877, according to data given by the Ministry of Women and Child Development.


In a reply to MP Kanimozhi, Minister Smriti Irani said that 2020-2021 saw the maximum number of adoptions within India with 3,142 children adopted, however the 2022-2023 period saw the most number of children adopted by foreigners standing at 431. As of December 10, within India 2,248 children were adopted and 248 children from India were adopted by foreigners during the period of 2023-2024.


The Minister also informed that the CARINGS portal, which was created for adoption, has been further simplified and that there has been no record of any formal complaints regarding complicated formalities involved in the adoption procedure.

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