Legal Custody / Adoption of niece (Both parents passed away)

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Hello Everyone,

I am looking for some help and guidance from our community. I am trying to understand my options to get legal custody or adopt my niece from India whichever is faster.
Both her parents passed away recently and I am the only sibling to support the child. I am a US citizen and I found an option to adopt my niece through the Hague convention Process which is extremely time consuming and takes upto 2-4 years. Currently, my mother (child's grandmother) is taking care of her in India but she is old (67+) and I need to bring the child with me as soon as possible. 
My niece has visited me on a tourist visa earlier which is still valid. If anyone has gone through a relative adoption process from India, please reach out to me at .
 I have to do something as soon as possible and any kind of information that will help me out in this process is appreciated. 
Thank you!
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