CARA Central Adoption Resource Authority (CARA) is a statutory body of the Ministry of Women & Child Development, Government of India. It functions as the nodal body for the adoption of Indian children and is mandated to monitor and regulate in-country and inter-country adoptions. Through this application Prospective Adoptive Parents (PAPs) can view their profile, check their seniority details, withdraw the application, he can also reserve normal, immediate and special needs children.

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Working Hour

Monday to Friday (9:00 AM - 5:30PM)


West Block 8, Wing 2, 1st Floor, Rama Krishna Puram, New Delhi, Delhi 110066


This service provides access to the users to check their profile with the Home Study report (HSR) provided by the Central Adoption Resource Authority (CARA).
CARA-Profile Update
CARAProfile Update
Users can update their profile details such as address, city, state, district, mobile, email etc. through this service.
CARA-View Your Seniority
CARAView Your Seniority
Users can view seniority once they have uploaded their documents and the moment Home Study Report (HSR) is approved by the concerned Specialised Adoption Agency (SAA). Seniority number is tentative and may vary as per the child preference for adoption (age, state, gender, category, health status). Seniority list is maintained on the basis of date of registration in CARINGS.
CARA-Change Agency for HSR
CARAChange Agency for HSR
Parents can change or transfer their agency for Home Study Report(HSR) if the registration is not accepted by the agency which was earlier selected by the Parents.
CARA-View Availability of Children
CARAView Availability of Children
Users can view the total count of children available for adoption based on state, age preference and child category selected.
CARA-Special Needs Children For Adoption
CARASpecial Needs Children For Adoption
This service offers Prospective Adoptive Parents (PAPs) to reserve the special needs children which comes from referral. The PAPs can also view the children profile which they have reserved via this service.
CARA-Request For HSR Re-Validation
CARARequest For HSR Re-Validation
This services offeres Prospective Adoptive Parents (PAPs) to request for Home Study Report (HSR) Re-Validation. The PAPs can upload the various document being asked and by selecting the correct agency and preferred age they can request for HSR Re-validation.
CARA-Track Status
CARATrack Status
This service offers Parents to track their application which has been approved by Central Adoption Resource Authority, they will be also able to find out the children referred to them for adoption. Prospective Adoptive Parents (PAPs) would be also able to check registration accepted date and home study completed date.
CARA-Update Choice for Adoption
CARAUpdate Choice for Adoption
Prospective Adoptive Parents (PAPs) can update their choice for adoption and can view history of the change done by PAPs in Gender/Age/Adoption state/Health status
CARA-Upload Document
CARAUpload Document
Prospective Adoptive Parents (PAPs) need to upload the photograph of person/s adopting a child (Post Card Size), birth certificate, proof of residence (Adhaar Card/Voter Card/ Driving License/ Passport/ Current Electricity Bill/ Telephone Bill, proof of income of last year (Salary Slip/ Income Certificate issued by Govt. Department/ Income Tax Return), In case married need to upload marriage certificate, In case PAPs are divorcee they need upload copy of divorce decree, In case of death of spouse they need to upload death certificate of spouse, certificate from a medical practitioner certifying that the PAPs do not suffer from any chronic, contagious or fatal disease and they are fit to adopt.
CARA-Parents Withdrawal Form
CARAParents Withdrawal Form
Applying for this Service indicates that the applicants are no longer willing to continue with adoption process. Submitting this service ensures that users application will be cancelled.
CARA-Immediate Placement
CARAImmediate Placement
This service offers Prospective Adoptive Parents (PAPs) to reserve a child who are available for immediate placement. The PAPs can also view the children profile which they have reserved via this service.
CARA-Reserve Child/Children given in referral
CARAReserve Child/Children given in referral
This service offers Prospective Adoptive Parents (PAPs) to reserve the child which comes from referral. The PAPs can also view the children profile which they have reserved via this service.