A social worker from the SAA you selected will now visit your home for the Home Study. Before that they will mail you a questionnaire to fill. This is Annexure 1 of the Home Study.  

To give you an idea, the updated format as of November 2019 is as follows


SCHEDULE VII

See regulations 2(11), 9 (10) and 20 (2)

HOME STUDY REPORT OF RESIDENT INDIAN PARENT/ OVERSEAS CITIZEN OF INDIA/ FOREIGNER LIVING IN INDIA 

MR ____________________________________  

MS____________________________________

Adoption of orphan/abandoned/surrendered children can be processed by following procedures as laid down in Adoption Regulations. All prospective adoptive parents are required to register in Child Adoption Resource Information and Guidance System (CARINGS) and adopt from authorised institutions.

CARINGS REGISTRATION NO. 
DATE OF REGISTRATION 
 PAN CARD NO( of both) 
AADHAR CARD NO, IF AVAILABLE
( of both husband and wife)
Husband    : 
 Wife            : 
PASSPORT NO, IF APPLICABLE ( of both) 
NAME OF THE SOCIAL WORKER 
DATE OF HOME VISIT 

Part-1

Part-1 of the report is to be filled up by the Prospective adoptive parents.

The Home Study Report helps build a strong proposal for the prospective adoptive parent (s) to adopt, and therefore, prospective adoptive parents are expected to provide all information to the best of their knowledge. The prospective adoptive parents are solely responsible for the authenticity of the information provided in the template and are required to sign below on each page of Part 1.

The prospective adoptive parent(s) are encouraged to seek advice from the social worker and Counsellors in preparing themselves for adoption and for supporting the child that they wish to adopt. Any difficulty faced by the prospective adoptive parents in filling up Part 1 may be shared with the Social Worker during the home visit.

Part-2

Part-2 of the template is to be filled up by the Professional Social Worker engaged by the Specialised Adoption Agency or District Child Protection Unit or State Adoption Resource Agency or Central Adoption Resource Authority (CARA).The Home Study Report helps the adoption agency in finding the family best suited for each child that is available for adoption. During the home study, the social worker will assess the financial, employment, health, lifestyle, home and neighbourhood environments of the prospective adoptive parent (s); their parenting styles and attitude(s); motivation for adoption; commitment towards adoption and their overall readiness-cum-maturity to adopt.

Part – 1

A. Familiarity with Adoption

(This section can be filled up by either of the prospective adoptive parent)

1.What is your motivation behind adopting a child

Ans:__________________________________________________________________

2. Will you be able to support an older child, a child with an addressable medical condition or a child with special need?

Ans:________________________________________________________________

3. Have you  met any adoptive families or children who were adopted – if yes, how was your experience and response

Ans:________________________________________________________________

4. Are there any areas where you may need counseling or professional help in supporting the child you wish to adopt – please provide complete details?

Ans:___________________________________________________________________

5. Please describe how the prospective adoption would affect other members residing with you and their support to the child.

Ans:_______________________________________________________________________

B. Family background information:

ParticularsMale ApplicantFemale Applicant
Name (underline Family name)  
Date of birth: Age in years:  
Place of birth  
Citizenship  
Complete Address:Present: 
Permanent :
Email ID  
Contact Phone No. and Mobile No.  
Religion  
Language(s) spoken at home  
Date of Marriage
Date of divorce (if any)  
Educational Qualification  
Employment/Occupation  
Name and Address of the present Employer / Business concern  
Annual Income  
Health Status  
Child DesiredBoy/ Girl baby Below______year/s
Photograph of the prospective adoptive parentsSize 6×4 (postcard size) Two photos Hard copy to be fixed here 

1.Provide following information about your parents.

Details about parents of the ApplicantsMale Applicant
 FatherMother
Name in full  
Age  
Nationality/Citizenship  
Dead/ Alive   
Occupation  
Previous occupation  
Presently residing with PAPs (indicate Yes/No)     
 Details about parents of the Applicants Female Applicant
 FatherMother
Name in full  
Age  
Nationality/Citizenship  
Dead/ Alive   
Occupation  
Previous occupation  
Presently residing with PAPs (indicate Yes/No)  

2. Please complete the following table with the names of each of your respective children (adopted and biological), their sex, educational status (kindergarten, elementary, etc.) and dates of birth.

Name of the ChildSexDate of BirthEducational Status
    
    
    

3. Please provide age, gender, occupation, and nature of the relationship of other family member(s) residing with prospective adoptive parents.

NameNature of RelationshipAgeGenderOccupation
     
     
     

4. Please provide details of any other non-related adults/children living in the home (e.g. house help, staff, outside personnel etc):

Ans: __________________________

C. Professional/Employment Details (Professional career details for last 5 years): 

Please complete thefollowing table with details relating to your professional career.

Male Applicant
OrganizationEmployer Details (Name andJob TitleFromTo
     
     
Female Applicant
OrganizationEmployer Details (Name andJob TitleFromTo
     
     

D. Financial Position:

 (Give a short description of your income from all sources, savings, investments,expenditures and liabilities).

Ans:_________________________________________________________________

Please provide your most recent tax invoices, bank statements etc. of both of you. Do you have any outstanding debts, mortgages etc.

  • If yes, please provide supporting documentation;
  • No

E. Current marital relationship and quality of marital relationship (if applicable):

(Give details about the marriage, legal separation, if any, reasons for such separation, present marital life and decision making procedures).

1. Please specify your marital status:________________

2. Please describe the procedures you and your spouse use to reach a decision.

Ans:__________________________

F. Attitude of grandparents/extended family members, other relatives and significant others towards the present adoption: 

(Give a short description about the opinion of other important persons towards adoption whowould have impact in the child rearing process when the child arrives in the receiving country.)

Ans:__________________________

G. Anticipated Plans of the prospective adoptive parents for adopted child and rearing in the Family:

1.Please describe how you will manage caring for the adopted child and other life commitments such as work.

Ans:________________________________________________________________________

2. Who will be responsible for caring for the child when you are at work, or absent from the familial home (domestic help, grandparents and spouse).

Ans:_________________________________________________________________________

3. In case the adopted child demonstrates adjustment difficulties, please describe the steps that you plan to take to ease his/her transition into the family?

Ans:_________________________________________________________________________

F. Preparation and Training for Adoption: 

(Give details about the counselling if undergone on adoption, childcare, handling of needs of children, prospective adoptive parents training and/or experiences in parenting children having special needs, if any)

Ans:________________________________________________________________________

  • Understanding about adoption procedure:    
  • Materials:
  • Learning from friends/relatives: 
  • Interaction with adoption parents/groups:
  • Learning through counseling from professional:

I. Possible Rehabilitation Plan for the child in case of any eventuality with prospective adoptive parent(s):

(Give ashort description about your plan for the security of the child in case you face any short or long term eventuality. In case you are a single prospective adoptive parent, please give a short description about the close relative who would be giving undertaking for the security of the child).

1.Does your work require you to travel?

Ans:________________

2. Who would care for the child in your absence? Please provide a brief description including his/her age, gender, occupation and relationship:

Ans:_________________________________________________________________________

3. In the event of unforeseen misfortune do you have someone who could take legal guardianship of child? If so, Please provide a brief description including his/her age, gender, occupation and relationship and contact details:

Ans:_______________________________________________________________________

Name
Age:
Gender
Occupation:
Relationship:
Contact Details:
House address
Office address

J. Health Status (Emotional and Physical):

1. Do you or your spouse suffer from any medical condition?  If so, would you please provide details?

Ans:_______________________________________________________________________

2. Are you or your spouse currently being treated by a psychologist or psychiatrist?

Ans:_______________________________________________________________________

3. Are you currently taking any prescribed medication?

Ans:_______________________________________________________________________

4. Are there currently any child(ren) in your house being treated for a severe medical condition?

Ans:_______________________________________________________________________

5. Does your family have health and hospitalization insurance coverage for all family members?

Ans:_________________________________________________________________________

K. Certified that the above information is true to best of our knowledge

Signature of the Prospective Adoptive Parents 

Date:


You and your spouse should type and fill it (handwritten answers are not accepted). Make sure your answers are descriptive. It is better to take two sets of prints when you visit your selected SAA for submission of all documents. It is recommended that you carry a soft copy of it in your pen drive when you go to the SAA, in case changes need to be made.

A social worker from the SAA will then come over to your home to complete part 2 of the HSR.

He/ she will ask you some questions, inspect your living conditions, understand your motivations etc to assess if you will be able to provide a stable home to your child. After this the social worker will prepare a confidential report and upload it against your account on the CARA site. Once this is done, your HSR is complete and you will officially be in queue. As per CARA regulation, the home study needs to be completed within 3 months from the date of registration.

The link to Home study report ( 1 & 2) of resident Indian parent/ overseas citizen of India/foreigner living in India (Schedule VII) in CARA website: http://cara.nic.in/pdf/schedule/7.pdf

Do login to your CARA account and go to the section ‘track status’. If your HSR has been completed, the status will show up here.

Despite having completed the HSR, if the status is not updated, please contact your SAA.

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