Non-institutional care services for children under Mission Vatsalya
The Mission Vatsalya of the Ministry of Women and Child Development supports children through following modes of Non-Institutional Care:
- Sponsorship: financial support may be extended to vulnerable children living with extended families/biological relatives for supporting their education, nutrition and health needs.
- Foster Care: the responsibility of the child is undertaken by an unrelated family for care protection and rehabilitation of the child. Financial support is provided to biologically unrelated Foster Parents for nurturing the child.
- Adoption: finding families for the children found legally free for adoption. Specialized Adoption Agencies (SAA) will facilitate the adoption programme.
- After Care: the children who are leaving a Child Care Institution on completion of 18 years of age may be provided with financial support to facilitate the child’s re-integration into mainstream of society. Such support may be given from the age of 18 years up to 21 years, extendable up to 23 years of age to help her/him become self-dependent.
A monthly grant of Rs. 4000/- per child shall be provided for Sponsorship or Foster Care or After Care
For more details, visit scheme guidelines.
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