Process of Adoption: Cost, Eligibility and Other Details

Who Can Adopt?

Why Do We Need to Adopt?

What Is the Process of Adoption?

How Can Foreign Residing People Apply for Adoption in India?

Age Difference Table Between To-be Adopted Child and Prospective Parent(s)

Child’s Age

Maximum Composite Age of PrParents ospective Adoptive (Couple)

Maximum Prospective Age of Single Soon-To-Be Parent

Up to 2 years

85 years

40 years

Above 2 and up to 4 years

90 years

45 years

Above 4 and up to 8 years

100 years

50 years

Above 8 and up to 18 years

110 years

55 years

How Much Does Adoption Cost?

Fee Division for the In-Country Adoption Procedure

Adoption Fee 

₹ 50,000 (If it is an in-country adoption then the adoption fee for siblings will be ₹10,000 per child)

Home Study Report (HSR) of Indians (including travel expenses)

₹ 6,000

HSR revalidation as and when required (including travel expenses)

₹ 2,000 per report or visit

Four times Post-adoption follow-up and counselling visits within two years (including travel expenses)

₹ 2,000 per report or visit

Fee Division for the Inter-Country Adoption Procedure

Home Study Report (HSR) 

Depends on country guidelines of the prospective adoptive parent(s) 

Adoption Fee

5,000$ (If it is an inter-country adoption then the adoption fee for siblings will be $1,000 per child)

HSR revalidation as and when required (including travel expenses)

₹ 2,000 per report or visit

Six times Post-adoption follow-up and counselling visits within two years 

Depends on country guidelines of the prospective adoptive parent(s)

Where Can I Adopt in India?

How to Start Saving for Adoption?

FAQs About Details on the Process of Adoption

What is the period of the process of adoption? up-arrow

Overall it will take 90 to 110 days for the completion of the process. Then there is the follow-up procedure which will continue for the next two years.

Can I get birth details of the child I’ll be adopting? up-arrow

No, details as such are not present while they are placed for adoption.

What should be the minimum income level of the prospective parent(s) to adopt a child? up-arrow

There is no such minimum limit for income eligibility. It will be based on your home study, average income rate, etc.

Can I adopt if I have a physical disability? up-arrow

Yes! Having a disability doesn't mean that you can’t be an adoptive parent. Follow the guidelines, see if you meet the eligibility criteria and register yourself. The concerned personnel will discuss it further as per the adoption procedure.