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Feasibility Of A Foster Care System In India

By Ojas Sharma, Maharashtra National Law University, Nagpur.*


The foster care system is a western concept that is still at its grassroots in India. It provides a quick solution to abandoned, orphaned kids without troubling parents with the legal technicalities of inheritance and adoption. The Indian government has launched various schemes in order to strengthen and provide foster care to needy children in India however even in the 21st century, there are a lot of challenges to be overcome. This article aims to analyze and shed light on the legal provisions related to foster care in India as well as highlight the structural differences it makes from adoption while comparing the current foster care provisions in India with those the western country ones. This article also aims to shed light on why there is a very small number of foster kids/parents and the challenges of the foster care system.

Keywords: Foster care India, child rights, juvenile foster home, foster homes.


* The author is a first-year student B.A. LL.B (Hons.) pursuing from Maharashtra National Law University, Nagpur.

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Journal Details
Abbreviation: NLR 

ISSN:   2582-8479 (O)

Year of Starting: 2020

Place: New Delhi, India

Accessibility: Open Access

Peer Reviewer: Double Blind



​All research articles published in NLR and are fully open access. i.e. immediately freely available to read, download and share. Articles are published under the terms of a Creative Commons license which permits use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium provided the original work is properly cited.

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