The 3rd BICON, organized by Udayan Care with support from Amity University and in partnership with UNICEF, is for everyone involved in the care of OHC children and youth in South Asia. It will bring together national and international experts, individuals and organisations working on child protection and alternative care and civil society representatives from SA countries.
"India has suspended an American adoption agency for what the government says was 'negligent' behavior in the assessment of adoptive parents," according to this article and accompanying video from WFAA.
Express News Service - The New Indian Express5 Jan 2018
The Supreme Court of India has issued notices to all states and Union Territories in light of recent concerns regarding child trafficking in orphanages, according to this article from the New Indian Express.
An orphanage in Vanasthalipuram, India was "sealed" upon discovery that the children residing in the institution had been forced to beg on the streets, according to this article from the Times of India.
This article from the Hindu describes the current debate between a faction of child rights advocates and the Child Welfare Committee (CWC) regarding the care and placement of a group of 16 trafficked children who were illegally sold into adoption in the Mysuru district in Karnataka, India.
At a recent review meeting of the Child Welfare Committee (CWC) in the Kamrup Metropolitan district of India, the Kamrup Deputy Commissioner Dr M Angamuthu ordered all childcare institutes (CCI)s in the district to legally register themselves under the Juvenile Justice Act 2015 and Rules, or face legal action, according to the article.