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if two people are married under special marriage act under which law can they adopt a child?
 
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Lawyer in Hyderabad.Email:ramachary64@gmail.com

Adoption is a process of establishing a parent-child  relationship between persons who are not related by birth. It allows parentless  and orphan children to have parents, home, name and a good life and on the  other hand, it enables childless parents to have a child of their own.

Adoption-by-legal-course ensures irrevocable rights  to both adoptive parents as well as adopted child. In India, there are 3 main  existing legislations i.e.

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  • The  Hindu Adoption and Maintenance Act of 1956 which is  applicable on Hindus, Buddhists, Jains and Sikhs.
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  • The  Guardian and Wards Act of  1890 assist other religions i.e. Muslim, Parsi, Christian and Jews in adoption  as there are no concrete provisions under their personal laws.
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  • The  Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection) Act of  2000, amended in 2010 covers the rehabilitation and social reintegration for  orphan children.
 
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The simple answer is once you are married and when your marriage is registered, that marriage is not a deciding factor for adoption, which is under separate Act

 
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