April 2013: World View Visit to Guyana
World View directors met with the Childcare & Protection Agency (CPA) in Georgetown and obtained a detailed update on the adoption process in Guyana. The Agency is continuing its efforts on assessing all children in care and improving its processes. Orphan and private adoption is an option. Prospective adoptive parents (PAPs) are no longer required to make an exploratory visit to orphanages. Instead, approved PAPs will be matched with a child by the CPA and meet the proposed child on their first visit to Guyana. For more information, please click on Guyana.
April 2013: Russian Adoption Training
As of April 26, 2013, World View Adoption Association (Toronto) is able to provide the University of Pittsburgh, Office of Child Development training required as per Russian Federation law. This training is for prospective adoptive parents across Canada as well as to parents in any other country.
The course will prepare prospective parents for the online testing necessary to acquire the “Certificate of Training” which will be submitted as part of the dossier to the Russian court. Click here for details.
Feburary 2013: CARA Hosts International Adoption Meeting
World View directors attended the 3rd International Meet on Adoption hosted by CARA in Delhi on February 19th and 20th. There were many topics and issues discussed of relevance both to Canadian families as well as to families from all other countries waiting to adopt a child from India.
CARA continues to work on reducing the backlog of families who are not matched with a child and will not lift the “hold” on accepting new application on March 01, 2013. This indicates that CARA is serious about enabling child matching for all families currently approved in the CARINGS system. CARA indicated that May 1, 2013 would be the earliest date.
Relative (Family) Adoption – new law expected to be passed in next months
The Canadian High Commission (CHC) led the private Canadian meeting with CARA where the main topic of discussion was the status of the relative adoption cases. CHC and WVAA stressed that CARA must come up with the new law so that cases can be processed. CHC was quite forceful in their demand to the CARA officials. CARA indicated that the final law will be issued in the next 2-3 months, at which time further instructions will be issued.
Special Needs Children (age 5 and up, sibling groups, childrenwith mental and medical challenges)
Much of the conference discussion was around the matching of special needs children. As domestic adoption within India continues to increase, the need to find families for special needs children outside of India increases.
CARA is making efforts to help RIPAs upload more details (social and medical history) into CARINGS to enable child matching. It is clear thatmany special needs children including older healthy children and sibling groups as well as disabled children are available for adoption. These children will always be given a fast track priority for child matching.
CARA is introducing the flexibility for family registered under the “normal” track to switch their registration to the special needs track whenever they wish. (switching from special needs track to normal track will not be possible).
Priority for NRI families to be considered
Many foreign agencies asked CARA to consider putting Non-Resident Indian status families at par with domestic families. CARA said they would consider this as a possibility.
December 29, 2012: Child Proposals from India Resume
World View is happy to report that, as of December 2012, 16 Indian children are in the process of being united with World View adoptive parents. Five new child proposals were received by World View families in December 2012. This progress confirms the Indian government’s goal of matching the back log of waiting families with children.
July 11, 2012: New Country Approvals
World View is pleased to announce Ontario Ministry approvals for facilitation of adoptions from Nunavut, Jamaica and Nigeria (specific case).
June 1, 2012: Domestic Adoptions in Process
World View is in the process of managing two domestic placements within Canada.
March 8, 2012: World View Adoption Directors Travel to India
World View continues its annual visits to India for meetings with the Central Adoption Authority, the Canadian High Commission and various local orphanages.
March 1, 2012: All World View Families Uploaded Successfully
World View Adoption is pleased to advise that all newly approved families have been uploaded successfully into the CARINGS system, the Central Adoption Authority’s (CARA) centralized system for managing the adoption process from India.
January 20, 2012: India Program Opens Again
World View Adoption is pleased to advise that India has reopened its non-relative adoption program as of January 20, 2012.
As per the new process and implementation of the on-line CARINGS system, 100 applications are being accepted on a monthly basis via registration through authorized foreign adoption agencies (AFAAs) globally. Registration is open until 100 entries have been submitted. Registration reopens again the following month.
World View Adoption successfully uploaded the required information for all approved World View families as per CARA’s requirements on January 20, 2012. The process of prospective adoptive parent approval from CARA will begin shortly. After approval, child matching as per the new procedures will start.
June 2011, Indian Central Adoption Authority visits Canada
World View Adoption Association (Ontario, Canada) had the pleasure of welcoming a delegation in Canada June 18-24 including the Central Adoption Resource Authority (CARA) Secretary and her Deputy as well as a Director from the Indian Ministry of Women & Child Development.
World View Adoption was able to organize meetings for the delegation with the Ontario Ministry of Children & Youth Services, World View families, Ontario adoption practitioners, Ontario Association of Children’s Aid Societies, Federal Government Inter-country Adoption Services (Ottawa), and the Quebec Ministry of Family & Children (Montreal).