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There is a steady flow of enquiries for adopting a girl child now than compared to earlier times, chairperson of the Delhi Commission for Protection of Child Rights (DCPCR) Amod Kanth said at a workshop here Friday.

He, however, added that complicated adoption rules were proving to be a ‘road block’ for those interested in adopting a child.

‘There have been increasing number of queries on how to adopt a child, especially a girl child. People are more interested in adopting a girl today and for me that is a very satisfying trend,’ Kanth said at a workshop titled ‘Protect Girl Child and Promote Adoption’.

‘However, the laws of adoption are becoming like road blocks. The figures are appalling – just 3,000 adoptions in the country in a year! Laws should be framed in such a way that adoption becomes a smooth process,’ he added.

According to Kanth, there are 50-60 million homeless children in the country and adoption is the best tool to address that.


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