Two baby girls from Sri Anant Ashram Nathana (one of the nine specialized adoption agencies of state) have been adopted by couples from USA and Spain. The one year old Rehmat will soon join her parents as USA and one and a half year old Hunar will join her new parents at Spain.Giving this information here today, the Deputy Commissioner Bathinda Mr Praneet stated that those who want to adopt children should get themselves properly registered at www.cara.in website and following the rules and regulations for adoption issued by the Government of India, people can adopt children. He added that the two baby girls will soon join their respective parents at USA and Spain.District Child Protection Officer Mrs Ravneet Kaur Sidhu said that not only childless couples, but even those with one child of own are adopting children. Few months ago a couple from Ferozepur had adopted a one and a half years old baby girl despite having a biological son. The couple wanted a daughter to complete their family and hence applied in www.cara.in and got themselves registered. After two years of documentation and other formalities, the baby girl was adopted.Today the family is staying happily.Currently there are 13 children in the Ashram that includes three baby girls and ten boys aged 8 to 10 years old. She said that Sri Anant Anath Ashram Nathana, for helpless, orphan and abandoned children, is specialized adoption agency. The Central Adoption Resource Authority, Chandigarh has registered center as per Guidelines and Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act 2015 under section 56.
With the registration of this ashram, there are now nine registered specialized agencies in state. If anyone finds an abandoned child in district Bathinda he or she can be handed over to the Nathana specialized adoption agency so that the child can be put up for adoption under Juvenile Justice (care and protection) Act 2015 to the needy parents. In this way the helpless child gets a home and the needy childless couple gets a child.Giving further information about the adoption procedure adopted after the child id admitted to the ashram, Madam Ravneet said that whenever a helpless child is reporter, he or she is presented before Child Welfare Committee. On the orders of this committee, the child id sent to adoption agency. Within 72 hours, the report regarding missing child is given in newspapers and DDR regarding the same is lodged at respective police station. If the child's parents are not found, following procedure is adopted.Kid between 0 to 5 years, after 60 days of being found, is made legally free to be adopted. Children above 5 years of age individual or siblings are made legally free to be adopted after 30 days. If the child suffers from any mental illness or is handicapped, on the orders of Child Welfare Council he or she is made legally free to be adopted after 15 days.Giving further information about procedure of adopting a child she added that the needy parents will have to get themselves enrolled on website of Central Adoption Agency named www.cara.nic.in. She added that if the needy parents face any problem in registration, they can contact the DCPO office at Room No. 313 M, second floor, Mini Secretariat, Bathinda or contact on phone number 0164-2214480. She added that the total expense of adopting a child was Rs 52, 000.