Asha Sadan Marg,
Tel: 3715477 / 3740397
Bal Asha Trust
A Road, Churchgate
Mumbai - 400020
102, Shishu Bhawan
Off. Gen. Arun Kumar Vaidya Marg
Pimplipada, Malad (E)
Mumbai - 400097
Bal Anand ( World Children Welfare Trust India)
Sai Krup, 93, Ghatla Village, Chembur
Mumbai - 400071
Children Of The World (India) Trust
401, Arun Chambers
4th Floor, Tardeo
Mumbai - 400034
Congress Bldg. No.3, No.5
Tel: 22021432 / 22828862
Family Service Centre
Building No.3, 5 Convent Street
Mumbai - 400001
Indian Association For Promotion Of Adoption & Child Welfare
Flat No. 7, Kanara
Brotherhood Co-Operative Housing Society
Mogul Lane, Matunga(W)
Maharashtra State Women's Council
Asha Sadan Marg
Mumbai - 400009
Missionaries Of Charity
Church Road, Vile Parle (West),
Mumbai - 400056
NAAF - National Association of Adoptive Families
Room No. 7, 1st Floor,
Sanyas Ashram Municipal School,
Vithalbai Road, Vile Parle (West),
Mumbai - 400 056.
Tel: (91) - (022) - 670 3838
Manav Seva Sangh
255-257, Sion Road, Sion (W)
Mumbai - 400022
St. Catherine's Home
Veera Desai Road
Mumbai - 400058
Deodal Kaman Po. Taluka Vasai
Distt. Thane - 401202
Shraddhanand Mahila Ashram
Tel: 24012552 / 24010715
The Hindu Women's Welfare Society Shraddhanand Mahilashram
Matunga, Mumbai - 400019
C-32 Shri Vijay Kunj Society
Near State Bank Of India,
Mumbai - 400042
ICHILD was founded in 1995, and is an internet-based, world-wide support
group and source of information & resources for those interested in
adoption. On the ICHILD website, you will find information including U.S.
& Indian agency listings, information on the process of adopting from
India, child sponsorship, humanitarian assistance programs, a waiting
child listing, ICHILD mailing lists, the ICHILD Families sections, and
required for adoption
Birth certificate or school leaving
certificates of the adoptive parents
Birth certificates of any other biological or adopted children
Infertility status reports (if applicable)
Details of child care arrangements
FAQs about adoption
What is adoption?
Adoption is a process of parenting children
who are not related to one by birth.
Who is eligible to adopt?
Married couples or single adults (unmarried,
widowed, divorced) who have a steady income sufficient to bear the family
expenses and provide a financial security for the child.
Those whose age does not exceed 45
Those who have a home environment
comfortable for themselves and a child.
Is adoption legal in India?
Adoption is legal in India. The IPC has two
laws under which children can be adopted depending on the religion of
the adoptive parents.
1. The Hindu Adoption and Maintenance Act
1956 which applies only to Hindus.
2. The Guardianship and Ward Act 1890 which
applies to non-Hindus (Christians, Muslims and Parses). A 1996 judgement
by Justice FI Rebello of the High Court grants adoption for non-Hindu
families who have taken the child under guardianship for over a
period of two years.
How can you adopt?
Adoption can be done only through government
recognised placement agencies, in accordance with the prescribed legal