hindu adoption and maintenance act

The Hindu Adoption and Maintenance Act, 1956: A Critique Of Section 11

The Hindu Adoption and Maintenance Act, 1956: A Critique Of Section 11

The Hindu Adoption and Maintenance Act, 1956 (hereinafter, HAMA) has been beneath many challenges since its enactment. A major criticism was the patriarchal tenor that ran through the Act and placed women at an inferior position as regards the taking and giving of children for adoption. This was addressed and requisite amendments were made by…

LAWS RELATED TO ADOPTION AND CUSTODY IN INDIA

LAWS RELATED TO ADOPTION AND CUSTODY IN INDIA

Adoption has always been a sacred act performed by the humans. As per the Merriam-Webster legal dictionary legal adoption means “to take voluntarily (a child of other parents) as one’s own child especially in compliance with formal legal procedures”. A legal framework was established so as to protect the rights of the adopted child. In…

All You Need To Know About Child Adoption Laws In India

A legal framework was established so as to protect the rights of the adopted child. In India, adoption falls under the ambit of personal laws, and due to the incidence of diverse religions practiced in our country, mainly two different laws operate. Muslims, Christians, Parsis and Jews are governed by the Guardians and Wards Act, 1890, as formal adoption is not allowed in these religions. Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists and Jains on the other hand follow the Hindu Adoption and Maintenance Act, 1956.