||To any person who is a Hindu
inclusive of Buddhism, Jainism and Sikhism this act is applicable.
||This Act does not apply to those
who are Muslims, Christians, Parsis, or Jews by religion.
||The Act also applies to the child
whose biological parents is not known or have abandoned the child and has been brought up
as Hindu, Buddhist, Jain or Sikh.
||The Hindu female who is not a
minor and not married but is of sound mind can adopt. She cannot be a joint petitioner
with her husband but can only be a consenting party in the child's adoption.
||A Hindu male who is not a minor
and is of sound mind can adopt.
||A Male Hindu can adopt only by the
consent of his wife, unless and until she has given up Hinduism or is of unsound mind.
||The Adoptive parents should not
have a child who has been adopted or a child of their own or a grandchild at the time of
||A valid Adoption cannot be changed
||All the rights of the biological
parents should be replaced to the adoptive parents.
||A valid adoption is the one in
which the person giving and the person taking the child sign the Adoption Documents.
||If the adopter and the adoptee are
of the opposite sex then the age difference between them should be at least 21 years.
||Only the child's parents or
guardian can give the child in adoption.
||Nobody should be awarded or paid
in relation to adoption.