Expressing concerns about the illegal adoption of children orphaned by covid – 19 , the Supreme court has directed state Governments and Union territories to act against NGOs which are indulging in illegal adoption.
” No adoption of affected children should be permitted contrary to the provision of the JJ Act, 2015.
Invitation to person for adoption of orphan is contrary to law as no adoption of a child can be permitted without the involvement of CARA . Stringent action shall be taken by the state government/ union territories are responding for indulging in this activity “, the court ordered.
The state government / union territories are directed to prevent any NGO from collecting funds in the names of affected children by disclosing their identity and inviting interested person to adopt them, ” The bench added.
The oreder was passed by a bench comprising justice League nageswara Rao and Aniruddha Bose in the suo moto case initiated by the court to deal with the problem of children affected by Covid ( in Re contagion of covid virus in children protection homes