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International Journal of Nursing Education and Research
Year : 2020, Volume : 8, Issue : 3
First page : ( 407) Last page : ( 410)
Print ISSN : 2347-8640. Online ISSN : 2454-2660.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2454-2660.2020.00090.3

Adoption - An overview

Mrs. Vincent Reena1,*, Mrs. Joy Justy2

1Professor, Jubilee Mission College of Nursing, Thrissur, Kerala

2Asst. Professor, Jubilee Mission College of Nursing, Thrissur, Kerala

*Corresponding Author E-mail: reenavincent111@gmail.com

Online published on 10 August, 2020.


Adoption was considered as a sacred act performed by the humans. Adoption is of great importance as it gives new families to unfortunate children who cannot be, unfortunately, brought up by their own biological parent. The need of adoption is quiet changing with year moves on. There are various forms and kinds of adoptions available in India depending upon its effect on the adoptive parents and the birth mother. In recent years the outlook of adoption is more focused on child based to ensure the security of the child. The government of India have been enacted various laws to overlook adoption process in India. Though adopting a child is a joyful occasion for the whole family it may have socio-cultural, familial, medical and many other challenges and issues.



In-country Adoptions, Inter-country adoption, Adoptions laws, Challenges, Prospective adoptive parents.


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