Higher number of girls adopted as compared to boys

By | 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

 

Year In-country Inter-country Total
2005 1541 867 2408
2006 1536 852 2388
2007 1510 770 2280
2008 2169 821 2990
2009 1852 666 2518
2010 5693 628 6321
2011-2012 (Jan, 2011 to Mar, 12) 5964 629 6593
2012 – 2013 (April,12 to Mar,13) 4694 308 5002
2013-2014 (April, 13 to Mar, 14) 3924 430 4354
2014-2015 (April, 14 to Mar, 15) 3988 374 4362

 

Gender wise In-country adoption data is as below:

 

Year Male Female Total

 

April 2012-Mar 2013

 

1848 2846 4694
April 2013-Mar 2014

 

1631 2293 3924
April 2014-Mar 2015

 

1688 2300 3988

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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