Navigating the Journey of Adoption in India

  • R. Santhoshini and G Dhaksha
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  • R. Santhoshini

    Student at Sastra Deemed University, India

  • G Dhaksha

    Student at Sastra Deemed University, India

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Adoption seems to be the most effective way of achieving the joy of parenting. Adoption can be a loveliest option not only for single- parent and childless couple but also for homeless kids. It enables a parent – child relationship to be established between people not biologically related. In India, there is only one personal law pertaining to adoption which is the Hindu Adoption and Maintenance Act, 1956. Other personal laws like Muslim, Parsi, Christian do not have provisions for other provisions for adoption. This article throws a light on other provisions of laws with respect to adoption and also the lacunae and shortcomings within those acts, acts, it also enunciates the of the judiciary in shaping the adoption scenario in India.


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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 6, Issue 6, Page 1662 - 1668


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