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Anonymous11 (Architect)     19 July 2011

Adoption rules

Dear Friends,

I have got 2 simple queries and would appreciate you could answer the same asap

- Can I adopt a 14 years old girl (my age is 30)

- Can a 55 years old lady adopt a 38 years old woman

Thanks in advance




 3 Replies

unique horn (self)     20 July 2011

1. NO.   If a male Adopt a female girl the age different between the two should be NOT LESS THAN 21 YEARS .    Ref;- Hindu Adoption and Maintanance Act ( Section 11(iii) ) . (You should be 21 years older then the girl)

2.No male or female Older than 15 years of age can be Adopted.  Ref;- Hindu Adoption and Maintanance Act ( Section 10 (iv) ).

Anonymous11 (Architect)     20 July 2011

Thanks For your reply. Regarding the 1st point, what if I get married to her mother? then would it be possible to adopt the girl?

thanks in advance


unique horn (self)     23 July 2011

If you married her mother than no need of adoption... 

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