Over 2,000 Indian kids adopted internationally

August 18th, 2011 - 7:54 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) A total of 2,080 Indian children were adopted internationally between 2008-2010, parliament was told Thursday.

Women and Child Development Minister Krishna Tirath also told the Rajya Sabha that a total of 6,286 adoptions - 5,693 domestic and 593 international - were reported in 2010.

She said that the government does not maintain data of adoptions in China and Russia.

Explaining about the measures taken to check illegal adoptions, Krishna Tirath said: “Guidelines for adoption have been revised and notified in June this year.”

“The adoption guidelines stipulate mandatory post-adoption follow-up for children placed both in domestic as well as inter-country adoption. This is done for a period of two years after adoption and is conducted by authorised adoption agencies,” she added.

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