Rimplepreet Kaur, Lovely Professional University, Phagwara
Adoption is a deep and universal practice that transcends geographic boundaries, cultures, and legal systems. It is a process by which an individual or couple assumes legal and emotional responsibility for the upbringing and care of a child who is not biologically theirs. Adoption is an expression of love, compassion, and the innate human desire to care for and protect vulnerable children. This provides children with the opportunity to find stable, loving homes if their biological parents are unable or unwilling to care for them. At the same time, it provides parents-to-be with the opportunity to start a family and realize their dreams of parenthood. This research report comprehensively examines the concept of adoption in the Indian legal framework, with particular emphasis on the Hindu Adoption Maintenance Act, 1956. Adoption occupies an important place in Indian society and transcends cultural, social and religious boundaries. It helps provide care, support and a loving home to orphaned and abandoned children while fulfilling the aspirations of aspiring parents to become parents.
Keywords: Hindu, Adoption, Children, Personal Laws