Awareness prog on legal adoption

AALO, 25 Nov: An awareness programme on legal adoption was organised by the West Siang district child protection unit (DCPU) here on Friday as part of the International Month of Adoption.

During the programme, DCPO (i/c) Bahi Koyu highlighted “the prevailing of JJB and CWC, sponsorship and foster care, and structure of DCPU under Mission Vatsalya.” Koyu spoke also about child in need of care and protection (CNCP) and child in conflict with law (CCL).

Legal Protection Officer Mijum Doke made a presentation on legal adoption under the Adoption Regulation, 2022, and explained the procedures of adopting a child, such as age criteria of prospective adoptive parents, role and responsibility of the district magistrate, and “punitive provision for illegal adoption of children.”

SDO Mabi Taipodia Jini advised prospective adoptive parents to strictly follow the legal procedures of adoption. (DIPRO)