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Foster Care: A Right to Family

Saieraje Keshavrao Patil, Jindal Global Law School


To ensure right to a family to the children who have been rescued, elope and/or abandoned by their families, adoption is the solution. In order to make these adoptions more successful and efficient, India needs a Foster Care system. In 2015, the first Foster Care Legislation and Guidelines were passed. I studied and analyzed the vital features of our foster care system in terms of overall growth of the children and its legal and sociological aspects.

Home to 475 million children, India harbors around 20 million homeless children. A loving family and a decent childhood is every child’s right and to protect this right, the foster care system is essential. The lack of awareness and poor execution of these laws are holding us back from creating happiness and a better tomorrow for these children.

Keywords: Foster family, Juvenile Justice Act, CCIs, Aftercare, Awareness, Mental Health Problems.


Indian Journal of Law and Legal Research

Abbreviation: IJLLR

ISSN: 2582-8878


Accessibility: Open Access

License: Creative Commons 4.0

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