Krishna Tirath, Minister of State (Independent Charge), Ministry of Women and Child Development today launched Child Adoption Resource Information & Guidance System (CARINGS). CARINGS is a web based management information system, Government’s dynamic e-governance response for a benign, benevolent, transparent and friendly adoption process.
CARINGS offers a more child centric approach based on the principles of care, convenience and comfort for the child, parents and agencies. Presently adoptions in India are not commensurate with the number of children in need of care and protection. As per information available the adoptions have shown an upward trend in 2010 with the figures raising to 6286 in comparison to 2518 in 2009.
CARINGS is an online platform, building bridges and creating links, through a robust web-based management system. Developed by Central Adoption Resource Authority (CARA) with the support of NIC, CARINGS facilitates expeditious and smooth adoption, ensures transparency in the adoption process, increases accountability of implementing agencies, creates a network of stakeholders towards improved synergy and maintains a National Database to enable effective policy making and research.
CARINGS will provide comprehensive online information on adoptable children and prospective adoptive parents and is a repository of information on adoption agencies. The system will also enable the Government to monitor the adoption and post adoption process, thereby ensuring transparency and early rehabilitation of the child.
Prospective adoptive parents can now access pre-adoption information, register online and track status at www.adoptionindia.nic.in.
Secretary, CARA Smt. Anu J. Singh; Secretary, MWCD, Shri D. K. Sikri; Chairman, Management Committee CARA, Shri J. K. Mittal were also present on the occasion.