Legal Position of Adoption in India

  • Padmapriya B.
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  • Padmapriya B.

    BB.A.LL.B. (Hons.) student in India.

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India has a vast variety of traditions, cultures, and methods when it comes to the case of inheritance. In the current times, adopting a child has become quite often and common. The main significance of adoption is the social, emotional, and legal process in which children who will not be raised by their biological parents become full and permanent legitimate members of another family while maintaining genetic and psychological connections to their biological family. Adoption as a family formation has been the subject of extension study for the past three decades. Adopting a kid had created an intensive societal change in the developing world. The discovery by children that they are adopted is very painful, since these children may feel that their biological parents left out them. The acceptance of an adopted child has always been questioned by the family members of the adoptive parents eventually leading to a legal dispute mainly regarding property rights. After independence reforms were brought and the Hindu Adoptions and Maintenance Act, 1956 was implemented which allowed any person who comes under the definition of Hindu under Section 2 to be eligible for adoption. It has gone into advanced changes regarding gender equality. Adoption can be the loveliest option not only for single parents and childless couples but also for homeless kids. This research paper covers the legal position of adoption in India, its societal impacts, issues and challenges faced in adoption and rights of an adopted child.


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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 6, Issue 6, Page 1221 - 1229


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