Higher number of girls adopted as compared to boys

By | December 3, 2015
(Last Updated On: December 3, 2015)

Higher number of girls adopted as compared to boys as per the In-country adoption data over the last three years
 The total number of in-country and inter-country adoptions were 5002 for the period 2012-13 (April 2012 to Mar 2013), 4354 for 2013-14 (April 2013 to Mar 2014) and 4362 for 2014-15 (April 2014-Mar 2015)

The details of in-country and inter-country adoptionssince 2005 are as below:

Adoption data (In-country and Inter-country) from 2005 to March, 2015


2011-2012 (Jan, 2011 to Mar, 12)59646296593
2012 – 2013 (April,12 to Mar,13)46943085002
2013-2014 (April, 13 to Mar, 14)39244304354
2014-2015 (April, 14 to Mar, 15)39883744362


Gender wise In-country adoption data is as below:




April 2012-Mar 2013


April 2013-Mar 2014


April 2014-Mar 2015



The data pertaining to children with disabilities or special needs placed in in-country adoption is not available.

However, number of children with disabilities or special needs placed in inter-country adoption is available from the year 2012-13 onwards. The number of such children placed are 170, 242 and 214 during 2012-13, 2013-14, 2014-15 respectively. No data is maintained centrally on the age-wise breakdown of adoption statistics.

Ministry had received feedback from adoption agencies and other stakeholders regarding the new adoption guidelines mainly on adoption procedure, roles and responsibilities of various agencies and authorities, timelines involved in the process of adoption.

This information was given by the Minister of Women and Child Development, Smt Maneka Sanjay Gandhi in reply to an unstarred question in the Rajya Sabha today.

Source :Press  Information Bureau, Govt of India,Ministry of Women and Child Development 03-December, 2015

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