At the Law Offices of Kr. Vivek Tanwar Advocate and Associates, we are committed to providing comprehensive legal support for adoption matters. Understanding the eligibility criteria for prospective parents and the crucial role played by the government in the adoption process is essential. In this blog post, we will explore the eligibility requirements for prospective parents and shed light on the government’s role in facilitating and regulating adoption in India.

Eligibility Criteria for Prospective Parents:

Age Requirement:

Prospective parents must meet the age criteria specified by the adoption laws in India. The age range varies depending on the marital status and type of adoption sought. Generally, the minimum age is 25 years and the maximum age is 55 years for married couples. However, certain relaxations may apply in specific cases.

Marital Status:

Married couples who have been married for at least two years are eligible to adopt a child. Single individuals, including unmarried and divorced individuals, can also adopt, subject to certain restrictions and guidelines set by the government.

Financial Stability:

Prospective parents must demonstrate financial stability to provide for the child’s well-being. They should have a steady income source and sufficient resources to meet the child’s needs, including education, healthcare, and a nurturing environment.

Health and Emotional Stability:

The physical and mental health of prospective parents is an important consideration. A medical examination and a psychological assessment may be conducted to ensure that the parents are physically fit and emotionally capable of providing a loving and supportive environment for the child.

Consent and Compatibility:

Both spouses must consent to the adoption and have a genuine desire to bring a child into their family. Additionally, the compatibility of the prospective parents with the child, considering factors such as language, culture, and religion, is taken into account.

The Role of the Government:

Central Adoption Resource Authority (CARA):

CARA is the central authority responsible for regulating and monitoring the adoption process in India. It lays down guidelines, policies, and procedures, and ensures their implementation by authorized adoption agencies. CARA maintains a database of children available for adoption and prospective adoptive parents.

Adoption Agencies:

Authorized adoption agencies work under the supervision of CARA and play a crucial role in facilitating adoptions. They conduct pre-adoption counseling, home studies, and child referrals. Adoption agencies also assist prospective parents in filing adoption petitions and guide them through the legal procedures.

Legal Framework:

The government has enacted laws such as the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2015, and the Adoption Regulations, 2017, to govern the adoption process. These laws establish the rights and responsibilities of all parties involved, ensuring that the best interests of the child are protected.

Post-Adoption Support and Monitoring:

The government, through CARA and adoption agencies, provides post-adoption support and conducts periodic follow-up visits to monitor the child’s well-being and ensure that the adoptive parents are fulfilling their responsibilities.


Adoption is a life-changing decision, and understanding the eligibility criteria for prospective parents and the government’s role is crucial. At the Law Offices of Kr. Vivek Tanwar Advocate and Associates, we specialize in adoption litigation support services, helping prospective parents navigate the legal complexities and ensuring compliance with the eligibility requirements. With our assistance, you can confidently embark on the adoption journey, knowing that your rights are protected and the best interests of the child are upheld. Contact us today to discuss your adoption case and receive personalized legal guidance.


Advocate Muskan Chauhan


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