Mumbai: The child adoption procedure is too tedious and also does not maintain the privacy and secrecy of the child as pictures are displayed on portals, said Nillam Gore, Shiv Sena legislator, in the state Legislative Council on Friday. He sought an explanation from the state women and child development minister on what steps the government is taking to maintain the privacy of the parents and the child.

Pankaja Munde, the minister, said, “A committee of 21 members is been formed which is preparing the guidelines on the entire adoption process. Also we are trying to bring such system which will display the child pictures only to the parents who are looking for adoption so to maintain the privacy and secrecy of the children.”

Munde said, “Whether proper care is being taken of the adopted child has to be looked into. Whether the child is given to a family or whether the child is taken abroad, till the child turns 18 years old the welfare of the child is the responsibility of the state. Therefore measures are being outlined to keep an eye on the family that adopts the child.”

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