About an unmarried woman adopting a child


Can an unmarried woman adopt a child? what are the rules and regulations for doing so?

 
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Lawyer

 Yes Thats possible! Example Sushmita sen!

Women who are unmarried can adopt as well as long as they are not a minor. However, if a woman were to adopt a son, the woman must be twenty four years of age or older than the child. 

 
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Advocate

Unmarried women can adopt a child in India. Meenakshi ji has told you the prerequisites. Other than that she must be below 40years of age and should have the source of income to rear the child.

 
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Hello,

 Yes, an unmarried woman can adopt a child in India. The Applicants must be between the ages of 25-55; financially capable; physically, mentally and emotionally stable and without any life-threatening conditions.

Hope this answers your query.

 

Regards,

Liyana Shaji

 
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Dy Director

please give facts of the case.          

 
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Under Hindu adoption and maintenance act, an unmarried women can adopt a child if she is adult and is of sound mind. If the woman wants to adopt a male child , there should be age difference of 21 years.

In Muslim, Christian and Parsi personal laws adoption is not permitted. So in their case Guardianship and wards act is applicable.

 

 
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