Maha Foster Care Scheme in Maharashtra 2021

Maha’s Foster Care Scheme in Maharashtra 2020 (Eligibility, Documents, Apply, Benefits)

The Mumbai state government has launched the Maha’s foster care scheme. It will include five districts along with some Mumbai suburban areas. The state government has the charge of 450 government institutions where citizens can take charge of the children. In this adoption scheme, the children get a scope to live with other families for some limited time. The following part of the article shall take you through some other important details of the scheme.

Maha’s foster care scheme

Maha’s foster care scheme Details

Name of the scheme Maha’s foster care scheme
Scheme has been initiated by Mumbai government is collaboration with ManishaBirasis who is the program manager of the scheme 
Target group of the scheme Orphaned or children whose parents are unable to raise them
Age of children included 7 to 18 years 
Number of children taken from five districts 40 children from each of the districts 
Financial help given to families Rupees 2000 monthly 
Span for parenting 1 to 3 years without any legal rights 

Main features of the scheme –

Age limit of child –

Children belonging to the age group of 7 to 18 years will be included in the scheme.  

Number of years for parenting-

The parents can take up the responsibility of the children for 1 to 3 years of time. 

Districts included in the scheme –

Pune, Mumbai suburban, Solapur, Amravati, Palghar and others.

Children included in the scheme

The children in the government institutes and the ones belonging to poor families can also be taken up by others for parenting. 

Eligibility criteria of adopting children

Residents of the state –

As the foster care scheme has been introduced in Mumbai, only the candidates of the chosen districts are able to register for the scheme. 

Ability to take care of the child –

The parents willing to take care of the scheme should be able and have prior experience in handling children. 

Financial condition of the family –

The financial condition of the family also plays a vital role in determining whether they are able to take care of the child they are adopting. 

Identification detail –

The parents should produce suitable identification proof at the time of registration for the scheme. 

Documents required

Bank account details –

Some families are given financial help who take charge of the kids from the government institutes. For this, the families should produce passbook details, IFSC code, branch name and the like. 

Identification proof –

As proof, one should produce Aadhaar card, ration card or Voter ID card for checking their identification before they are given the charge of the children. 

Residential certificate –

As the scheme has been launched in Mumbai and some other districts, only the native parents of the places are eligible to take part in the scheme. 

Income certificate – 

The parents will take up the charge of a child need to produce their income certificate. Higher authorities will scrutinize it before the parents are given the charge.

What procedures are taken up by the child-care institutes?

  • The child-care institutions are responsible for selecting the families before the children are given to them.
  • The monitoring of the family and regular follow-up is an important responsibility of the institutes to ensure that the children are in good condition in their new home.
  • The parenting scheme includes children from government institutes and the ones of poor families. Here, the families will take up the children as part of onus parenting.  

However, the women and child development have also started the BalSangopan scheme in which the child is given to other families, and the family is given rupees 425 to take care of the child. Similar to this, the state government is also expecting the above-said scheme to be a great success. After its success, it is going to extend the plan to other districts as well. 

Therefore, officials both at divisional and district level will be appointed to keep a close watch on the smooth monitoring of the scheme. It should also take care whether the parents are taking care of the children or not. The officials are responsible to opt for suitable follow-up.  

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