Hindu Adoption and Maintenance Act

Registration of adoption under Hindu law to be made mandatory

Parents adopting a child under the Hindu Adoption and Maintenance Act (HAMA) could soon be required to mandatorily register the adoption with country's apex adoption body as part of efforts to check trafficking, a senior government official said.

Nov 22, 2017, 14:50 PM IST

'Single women not considered potential adoptive parents in India'

Being a single woman, Yamini had to go through a tough time to adopt the children as single women are not considered potential adoptive parents in India

May 12, 2015, 12:16 PM IST

Mother alone can`t give child in adoption: Court

A mother cannot independently give her child up in adoption without the father`s consent as such an adoption is "nullity" in the eyes of law, a Delhi court has said.

Dec 09, 2012, 11:41 AM IST