Most of the Indian orphans are adopted by Americans
A reply to an application under the Right to Information (RTI) Act has revealed that most of the Indian children are adopted by Americans followed by parents of Italy and Spain. The application was filed by TOI with the Central Adoption Resource Centre (CARA). The data provided while responding to the application shows that 662 children from India were adopted by Americans, followed by Italy with 377 and Spain with 88 children respectively in 2010 to 2013.
Children from Maharashtra (637) followed by Delhi (299), West Bengal (199), Orissa (137), Karnataka (121) and Tamil Nadu (120) were adopted by their future parents from abroad in last four year. According to the CARA regulations, the ratio for in-country and inter-country adoption has been kept 80:20. In-country adoption is given priority barring adoption of physically impaired children. A fee of Rs. 40,000 and 5000 US dollar is charged as processing fees from Indian and NRI parents respectively.