Parents with adopted little one shifting overseas need to intimate Indian diplomatic missions: New rule

The authorities on Monday launched a brand new clause within the adoption laws, in response to which when dad and mom with their adopted little one move overseas inside two years of adoption need to intimate Indian diplomatic missions of their departure and arrival not less than two weeks in advance.

This data needs to be given via a written communication by dad and mom, who need to additionally give full contact particulars, in response to a gazette notification of the Women and Child Development Ministry.

The notification mentioned it shall be the accountability of the Indian Mission of the nation to which the kid has moved to carry out all of the assigned duties beneath the Adoption Regulations, 2017, in respect to the adopted little one.

Under the Adoption (First Amendment) Regulations, 2021, it mentioned that ‘the amendment has been notified in accordance with the relevant sections of the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2015 (2 of 2016)’.

Earlier, there was no such provision of such intimation beneath the laws.

‘In the Adoption Regulations, 2017, in regulation 40, after sub-regulation (7), the following sub-regulation (for intimation) shall be inserted…,’ the notification mentioned.

The new sub-regulation 7A states that ‘where the adoptive parents move with the child to some other country within two years of adoption, the concerned Indian Diplomatic Missions in the country of departure and arrival, shall be intimated at least two weeks in advance through a written communication by the adoptive parents with their full contact details at the new place and thereafter, it shall be the responsibility of the Indian Mission of the country to which the child has moved, to perform all the assigned duties under the Adoption Regulations, 2017 in respect of the adopted child’.

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