Specialized Adoption Agency

Specialized Adoption Agency is an institution established by the State Government or by a voluntary or non-governmental organisation and recognised under section 65 of the JJ Act (2015), for housing orphans, abandoned and surrendered children, placed there by order of the Committee, for the purpose of adoption.

The prime objective of any Specialised Adoption Agency is restoration and protection of a child in need of care and protection. The Specialised Adoption Agency, like Children’s Home, or an open shelter, are mandated to take such steps as are considered necessary for the restoration and protection of a child deprived of his family environment temporarily or permanently where such child is under their care and protection.