Feb 28, 2022

Adoption of children by relatives

The Bombay High Court has clarified that the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2015, provides for and regulates adoption of children from relatives and adoption by step-parents. The Court said that the Act and associated Regulations do not restrict adoption only to orphaned, abandoned or surrendered children.

If you want to know the legal process for adoption to help vulnerable children during the pandemic, you can read our explainer on adoption.