Greetings from Anantha Ashram Trust.

Contact Details:

Secretary cum Administrator - Jothi Anbiah - 7539984496

Director of Children Services - S.Livingston Phone:+91 9445366212 Cell / Whats app +91 9741725117

Management and Chairperson

Chair Person - David Koilpillai - 9823390977

President - Samuel Zachariah Koilpillai - 9442283246

Child Adoption: Eligibility & Procedure

Adoption means a legal process that allows individual / family to become the parent of a child, even though the parent and child are not related by blood. But in every other way, adoptive parents are the child's parents. The Indian prospective adoptive parents irrespective of their religion, if interested to adopt an orphan or abandoned or surrendered child, can legally adopt through Juvenile Justice act - 2017 or HAMA 1956 act. Check eligibility and document required & apply.

Eligibility criteria for prospective adoptive parents

a. The prospective adoptive parents shall be physically, mentally and emotionally stable, financially capable and shall not have any life threatening medical condition.

b. Any prospective adoptive parents, irrespective of his marital status and whether or not he has biological son or daughter, can adopt a child subject to following, namely: the consent of both the spouses for the adoption shall be required, in case of a married couple;

c. a single female can adopt a child of any gender;

d. a single male shall not be eligible to adopt a girl child;

e. No child shall be given in adoption to a couple unless they have at least two years of stable marital relationship.

f. The composite age of prospective adoptive parents should not exceed 90 to adopt infant 0 to 4 years, shall be counted for deciding the eligibility of prospective adoptive parents.

g. The minimum age difference between the child and either of the prospective adoptive parents shall not be less than 25 years and not more than 45 years.

Document Required

1. Current family photograph / photograph of the couple or person adopting a child

2. PAN Card of the prospective adoptive parents

3. Birth certificate / Proof of date of birth of the prospective adoptive parents

4. Proof of residence (aadhar card/ voter card/ passport/current electricity bill/telephone bill)

5. Proof of income of last year (salary slip/income certificate issued by Govt./income tax return)

6. Certificate from a medical practitioner certifying that the prospective adoptive parents do not suffer from any chronic, contagious or fatal disease and they are fit to adopt - both the applicants

7. Marriage certificate

8. Divorce Decree/Declaration from the competent court pertaining to divorce / Death certificate of spouse in case of single prospective adoptive parent (if applicable).

9. Two reference letters from acquaintances or relatives in support of adoption.

10. Consent of the older child/children in the adoptive family (if more than 5 years)

Apply online: in CARA website (Central Adoption Resource Authority) - log on to

Click Parents - Resident Indian parents – New registering Parents (Eligibility criteria, Guidelines for Adoption, Document required) –Scan & Keep documents required ready & Then Register Online.

Procedure: Online application - Home Study - Matching - Adoption committee - Pre adoption Foster care – Legalization – birth certificate – follow up.

Furhter information CARINGS : Help Line No.1800-11-1311Email :