Delhi High Court Issues Notice To CARA On OCI Couple's Plea Alleging Differential Treatment

Despite registering with CARA for adoption of a child in 2018, they have not received any referral till date; whereas applicants who registered applicants who registered subsequently have already received referrals.

The Delhi High Court has issued notice to the Central Adoption Resource Authority (CARA) in a petition filed by a couple, who  are OCI card holders and had registered with CARA for adoption of a child in 2018.

In the present case, the petitioners approached the Delhi HC with a plea to be treated at par with Non-Resident Indians (NRIs) and Resident Indian Prospective Adoptive Parents (PAPs) in terms of seniority of adoption and direct CARA to refer the child legally free for adoption to them.

The petitioners claimed to know PAPs, who have registered in August, 2018, with the same
preferences as the petitioners, having received referrals for adoption. In such a situation, the petitioners said either they have been inadvertently skipped, or a differential policy is being applied in respect of OCI PAPs and Resident Indian/ NRI PAPs. 

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