Girls are the preferred choice for adoption in comparison to the boys in the country.
As many as 7,439 girls were taken up for adoption in the last three years as compared to 5,167 boys.
Ministry of Women and Child Development has also received positive feedback from adoption agencies and other stakeholders regarding the new adoption guidelines.
According to the year-wise figure of adoption of girl child provided by the Union Ministry, 2,846 girls were adopted in 2012-13 against 1,848 boys. In 2013-14, it was 2,293 girls against 1,631 boys. 2,300 girls were adopted in 2014-15 in comparison to 1,688 boys.