Intl. Conference to discuss child adoption issues from Oct 8

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New Delhi, Oct 05 (UNI) The Government will soon come out with new guidelines to make the adoption procedure more transparent and hassle free with all safeguards, Minister of State for Women and Child Development Renuka Chowdhury today said.

That the new guidelines would focus on speedy redressal of grievances and centralise monitoring of the adoption procedure, she told mediapersons here.

Underlining the importance of family based care for the children in need of care and protection, she said that adoption is not one time event but a life long celebration which not only provide a family to a children but also a new meaning in the life of a family.

To deliberate on all the issues concerning adoption, India would hosting three-day International Conference from October 8 here. She said that the conference would provide a platform to get feed back from the receiving countries about the adoption of Indian children.

It would also apprise them of our concern regarding inter country adoption, she added.

The international conference being organized by Central Adoption Resource Authority (CARA), an autonomous body under the Ministry of Women and Child Development, will discuss the draft UN guidelines on children without parental care and safeguards for children placed for inter country adoption.

The issue of trans-cultural adoption and identity issues for children for international adoptions will also be taken up during the conference. Preparing the special needs children for inter-country adoption and their rehabilitation is one of the important subjects besides review of guidelines for inter-country adoption.

The conference will be attended by more than 300 delegates including 150 delegates from across the world including Government representatives, national adoption agencies, social scientists and child-care experts.

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