Does India Allow International Adoption?

Yes it does. In fact, India has never closed it’s international adoption program. You do not need Indian heritage to adopt from India and there are over 1,000 waiting children that are in need of a loving family to adopt them. India does not allow photos of waiting children until after a family is approved, but Children’s House International can share photos of children once they have come home. You can look on our waiting children page and see a video of many of our children with their initial referral photos and what they look like today. Children’s House has worked in India since 1975 and is Hague Accredited and Recognized as an AFAA by the Central Adoption Resource Authority of India. Email our India Program Specialist, Lisa Anderson (, to learn how you can provide a loving home to an orphan child today.