Interpedia participates in both CARA Carings programmes: the Carings programme and the Carings special needs programme (sn-programme). We register all our applicants in the Carings programme, but the applicants can simultaneously participate in the sn-programme if they wish.

Non-resident applicants of Indian origin have a priority in both Carings programmes.


  • married couples and single applicants can apply
  • duration of marriage at least two years
  • the age of the applicants correlates with the adoptive child’s age
  • the applicant family can have biological or adopted children already in the family
  • good physical and mental health
  • applicants in the sn-programme should have realistic expectations regarding the special needs of the child

Families are sought for children

  • aged 0−10 years
  • children in the Carings programme may also have minor special needs

Estimated waiting time

  • approximately two years
  • in cases of children in special needs programme the waiting time can be shorter

Adoption trip

  • the pick-up trip (approximately six months after the child proposal) takes about two weeks

Our cooperation contact in India

  • Central Adoption Resource Authority (CARA)

More information on India: Tiina Hemming, Senior Adoption Coordinator, tiina.hemming(at), tel. 050-469 9911.