Family Law / Matrimonial Dispute
Guardianship / Adoption
Adoption is a legal process that creates a parent child relation between persons not related by blood. An adopted child is entitled to all privileges as similar to natural-born child. Adoptive child also has right to inherit. It is usually referred to as the legal process of becoming non-biological parent. Adoption is the act of accepting with approval. The adopted son is then taken as being born in the new family and acquires rights, duties and status there only, and his tie with the old family comes to an end.
In India only Hindus can adopt a child legally and people belonging to other religions who are desirous of adopting a child can only take the child in 'guardianship' under the provisions of The Guardians and Wards Act, 1890.