Adoption from India
Bethany Christian Services partners with America World Adoption to assist our families who adopt through India. This means that you will receive the benefit of working with two high-quality adoption agencies with expertise in the full process of adoption. Families work in partnership with both agencies:
- Bethany Christian Services will do your international home study, coordinate with America World Adoption, and provide post placement reporting and support services.
- America World Adoption is designated as the Primary Provider for your case and will assist with India’s process and the placement of a child with your family.
Meet the children
The children waiting for loving families in India have minor to moderate medical needs; they may be of any age. Healthy children or sibling groups are available over the age of five.* The children available for adoption from India have ranged in age from infants to teenagers with medical needs such as HIV, blood conditions, heart conditions, vision impairment, hearing impairment, cleft lip and palate, cerebral palsy, developmental delays and other correctible medical conditions.
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 reunite the child with their biological family if at all possible, and when not possible to seek a domestic and then international adoptive family.
About adopting from India
- Foreign families must be open to adopting a child with a medical need, a sibling set or a healthy older child.
- *Families who are of Indian heritage and have either OCI or NRI status may request to adopt healthy children.
America World Adoption and Bethany in India
Our partner America World Adoption (AWAA) has been licensed to work in India since 2006. AWAA 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. AWAA staff has over 20 years of experience facilitating adoptions in India and working with both orphanages and CARA, the Central Adoption Resource Authority. Both America World Adoption and Bethany Christian Services welcome the opportunity to partner with you for your adoption from India.
Take the next step
The details outlined above are general guidelines. Please submit a free Preliminary Application to learn more about the children available from India.