The Court was informed that the Central Adoption Resource Authority (CARA) in conjunction with the National Informatics Centre (NIC) has developed a child adoption resource guidance system.
As on August 1 this year, the portal had registered 36,967 prospective parents as against 7,107 children.
In its order, the Court directed that the nodal department of every State government in charge of enforcing the Juvenile Justice Act, shall collect and compile data to be made available to Union Women and Child Ministry.
The States and Union Territories that have not set up adoption agencies were directed to do so.
The case will next be taken up on January 31, 2024.
Additional Solicitor General Aishwarya Bhati appeared for the Central government.
Party in person Dr Piyush Saxena and Senior Advocate Rohah Shah appeared for the petitioners.