A new government initiative to help parents adopt their children through Aadhaar has found a significant boost in adoption volume in India.
The government’s adoption advisory body, the Ministry of Child Welfare and Child Development, or MCCWD, has asked agencies to help with adoption, especially in rural and remote areas where the adoption process is slow, said a statement issued by the ministry on Thursday.
The move comes after Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced in April that his government will set up a national network of mobile apps and apps that will enable Indian children to adopt their parents in the country’s first digital adoption system.
The move came after the adoption agency in Rajasthan, Kalyan Bhas, said it was in talks with the government to set up the adoption portal, but it had not yet received an official nod.
The ministry had said earlier this year that it was working to build an Aadhaar-based platform to enable people to adopt, and it had sought advice from experts in the field on how to set it up.