Madras High Court held that the period of treatment the wife has taken from the parental home cannot be termed as desertion.
Calcutta High Court held that petitioner’s delay in initiating the root search impacts the availability of certain documents, and no penal action can be taken against the adoption agency for the absence of the surrender deed.
“Generally, prospective adoptive parents have to wait for 3-4 years for getting ‘a healthy and young child’ due to the huge mismatch in the number of registered PAPs and children available for adoption.”
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The Court said that the comparison done by the Competent Court between the biological mother being a housewife and the prospective adoptive mother (single parent) being a working lady reflects a mindset of the medieval conservative concepts of a family.
The High Court was hearing a petition filed by a couple aged 57 and 45 years, who had lost their son to road accident, and wanted to re-experience the bliss of parenthood via surrogacy but were barred by certain provisions of Surrogacy (Regulation) Act, 2021.
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Jharkhand High Court refused to disturb the findings of Trial Court and Appellate Court in a title suit for succession by an adopted son, whose adoption was questioned on the ground of customary provisions of Santhals.
The woman lost her father during the Covid-19 pandemic and her mother is unwell. She also has a married sister, 10 years older to her. However, all of them showed their inability to raise the child.
The bench of KM Joseph and BV Nagarathna, JJ has held that the definition of ‘family' under the Central Civil Services (Pension) Rules, 1972 is a restrictive and specific one and cannot be expanded to take within its sweep, all heirs, as provided under Hindu law, or other personal laws.
The petition was filed challenging the vires of the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Amendment Act 2021 to the extent that the word ‘Court’ is replaced with ‘District Magistrate’
If a failure on the part of a resident Indian be the cause for a child being made available for inter-country adoption, that cannot possibly be viewed as constituting a valid or cogent ground to either doubt the validity of the adoption or question the integrity of the adoption process.
A curious case presented itself before the Karnataka HC wherein they deliberated over an agreement for adoption entered between the biological parents and adoptive parents, when the child was still unborn.
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“When a child takes on to be a kosher member of the adoptive family it is only logical that he takes the surname of the adoptive family and it is thus befuddling to see judicial intervention in such a matter.”
Chhattisgarh High Court: A Division Bench of Goutam Bhaduri and Deepak Kumar Tiwari JJ. entitled father-in-law to pay maintenance to widowed daughter-in-law
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The Central Government notifies the Adoption (Amendment) Regulations, 2021 to amend the Adoption Regulations, 2017 in order to make inter-country adoptions easier.