Christian Law of Adoption in India

Christian Law Of Adoption In India

Christians in India can adopt children by resort to section 41 of the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act 2006 read with the Guidelines and Rules issued by various State Governments. Apart from that there are customary laws permitting them to adopt children especially in Punjab. There is a peculiar custom among the Syrian Christians of Kerala for adoption of a son-in-law. Where there are no sons, the husband of the youngest daughter is taken in adoption under this custom.

An authoritative exposition of Christian law of adoption in India is given in the book “Christian Law on Marriage, Adoption & Guardianship and Canon Law on Marriage” by Dr. Sebastian Champappilly and published by Southern Law Publishers, Cochin-22, Kerala, India.

Read more about Christian Law Of Adoption In India:  Legislative Attempts, Personal and Customary Law of Adoption For Christians, Adoption Among Kerala Christians, Conclusion

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