America World’s growing India program is seeking new families for waiting children of all ages with medical needs. While there are many older children available for adoption, generally at least half of the families in the India program are moving forward with a child under the age of two years. Families with NRI or OCI status are eligible to request a healthy child of any age.
The program has seen an average wait time, from application to bringing children home, of 18-24 months with signs of a decreasing timeframe.
Some of the most common medical needs seen from India are cleft lip and palate, hearing impairment, vision impairment, heart conditions, blood conditions, HIV, cerebral palsy, developmental delays and other correctible medical conditions. Families who are of Indian heritage and have either NRI or OCI status may request to adopt healthy children. However, all foreign families must be open to adopting a child with a medical need, a sibling set or a healthy older child.
Children may be orphaned in India due to poverty, disease, family or personal issues. India follows the best practices and standards according to the Hague adoption guidelines to try to re-unite the child with their biological family if at all possible, and when not possible to seek a domestic and then international adoptive family.
America World’s staff has over 20 years of experience facilitating adoptions in India and working with both orphanages and CARA (the Central Adoption Resource Authority). Our highly experienced and dedicated staff welcomes the opportunity to partner with you for your adoption from India.