Capacity of Male and Female to Adopt

  • Akhila R. and Vidyuth G.
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  • Akhila R.

    Student at SASTRA University, India

  • Vidyuth G.

    Student at SASTRA University, India

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This article discusses in depth about the analysis of capacity of a male and female to adopt and evolution of the law in adoption. Adoption in general is referred to as the legal process of becoming a non – biological parent, this transfers all the rights of a child from the biological parents to adoptive parents. In Hindu law, section 7 and 8 of The Hindu adoption and maintenance act, 1956 states about the capacity of a male and female to adopt. The legal rights of adoption took continuum changes. There were traditional practices carried out for adoption in Hindu law. This article also talks about a comparative analysis about adoption in Hindu, Muslim and Christian law.




International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 6, Issue 6, Page 986 - 993


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