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SANJAY DIXIT (Advocate)     05 October 2008

Adoption in Hindus

ADOPTION in the Hindus is covered by The Hindu Adoptions and Maintenance Act, 1956 and after the coming of this Act all adoptions can be made in accordance with this Act. It came into effect from 21st December, 1956.

Prior to this Act motto of adoption .....


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prof s c pratihar (medical practitioner &legal studies)     05 October 2008

not only adoption  resulted in de juro transference of person from one family to another but  has conferred on adopted son rightslike natural or legitimate son,in adoptive family.(Chandrasekhar vskalandaiveluAIR 1963 sc185)

Rathnakar P V (civil engineer)     30 November 2008


Can a person can adopt both Male and Female.Does What Rights thease Siblings have?In case at a future date, if the adoptive father denies the fact(Because of some force in the family) of adoption of Female child, in to the family and writes a WILL  AND DIES!But  the school records says that ,the Female child father's name and the family name is of the ADOPTIVE Father ?and the property is written in the Will is not of his OWN earned, but got to him by virtue of his Marriage in to the Family?What should the Female CHILD Do?

anshu shekhar (service)     10 December 2008

yes, a person can adopt  both a male and female child at same time.and they will enjoy the right as a natural son of that person enjoyes.there is no discrimination can be made on the basis of there adoption.

Rathnakar P V (civil engineer)     17 December 2008

Dear Anshu Shekar, Thank you very much.This only partly answered!

Will some Lawyer Friend(S) of the Forum answer me Please?

Mahesh V.P. (Advocate)     07 January 2009

The Guardiaans and Wards Act,1890  regulated adoption before 1956. In ancient times it was a custom to adopt from the family but after 1960 adoption from unknown families gained popularity.

ritu bhadana (advocate)     31 March 2009

gud info

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