CSA in Adoption
- What is CSA?
CSA is an NGO that works on Child Adoption and Care of the institutionalised destitute child. CSA is registered as a Society and as a Trust under the ……. . CSA has been operational since September 2002.
- How can CSA be contacted?
Catalysts for Social Action, c/o KALE Consultants Ltd, Sharada Arcade,Pune Satara Road,Pune-411037
Phones: 02066083777, 02024227090
- What kind of assistance does CSA provide?
CSA Provides information/clarifications on the applicable conditions and regulation in India Facilitates adoption from rural agencies in the states of Maharashtra, Orissa, Chattisgarh and Goa by connecting the prospective parent with an agency that has an adoptable child meeting the requirements of the Aparent.
Handholds the aparent where necessary/possible, through the adoption process.
- Does CSA help both in-country and inter-country placements?
No, CSA helps with in-country placements only. In exceptional cases where a child is waiting and a NRI parent may be interested, and where the child can be transferred as per the CARA Guidelines, CSA can pitch in.
Information-support and guidance is provided to all categories of prospective parents.
- How does the facilitation of adoptions happen?
CSA partners CARA-registered agencies in the identified states and assists them in
Finding homes/parents for adoptable children in those agencies.
Improving childcare, living and work standards.
i. locally with Government Officials, CWC, Judiciary, Police and other stakeholders that are a part of the processing chain.
ii.Intra-agency and with orphanages within a geographical cluster.
- Is CSA a Placement Agency?
No; CSA works with CARA-registered Placement agencies.
- Does CSA have knowledge about the children available for adoption in those agencies, in terms of their legal status for being placed in adoption, health, other applicable conditions?
No; CSA has no knowledge beyond what is provided by the agency. The agencies being CARA- registered, we depend on the information provided by the agency. Also, the Aparent is only connected to the agency; all responsibilities that rest with a parent in adopting a child from any placement agency and with an agency for placing the child in adoption, continue to rest with the respective persons/agency.
- How does one register with CSA?
A Prospective Adoptive Parent (PAP) Registration form is available on the CSA Website.
- Is there a registration fee?
No; CSA does not charge for its services.
- What does CSA do after receiving a website enquiry?
CSA sends, A ‘Basic note on Adoption’.
The CARA-list of documents that the parent will require in processing the adoption
The PAP Form CSA also, directs the Aparent to the CARA Website for complete information on the regulation governing Child Adoption in India.
- What kind of time frames is involved in adopting through CSA?
The timeframes would depend on the availability of children in a particular agency. However, since the agencies are in rural locations where local adoptions are low, children are more often available for placement than the city-agencies.
Going by past experience the time frame is 6-9 months.
- Where does CSA’s funding come from?
CSA is supported by Kale Consultants Ltd., a Mumbai-based Software House; Kale route their CSR through us. We are listed on funding organizations such as Give India and Global Giving and receive public funds through them. We receive funds from other corporate houses and individuals. We are funded by individuals through organizations such as DASRA. We raise funds through public fund-raising events.
- Is CSA accredited?
Yes; in addition to Give India and Global Giving, CSA have, post due-diligence, been listed/accredited by Credibility Alliance, CSo Partners, DASRA and ReSource Alliance.
- Apart from support to the Aparent, what other services does CSA offer?
CSA’s aim being to optimize rehabilitation outcomes for institutionalised children, we work extensively with 35 adoption agencies and orphanages in the states of Maharashtra, Orissa, Chattisgarh and Goa. We assist the ngos in improving their care, living and work standards.
- What kind of support does CSA offer agencies/orphanages?
CSA works on improving the childcare (nutrition, health, education, recreation), living (infrastructure, sanitation, potable water, electricity) and work conditions (childcare and record-maintainence) in its partner-agencies/orphanages. We create local awareness and network the stakeholders (-District Officials-judiciary, police). We escalate issues to remove bottlenecks if any and initiate policy changes with the Government/Judiciary.