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Marriage certificate not essential to adopt child: HC
The Siasat | 21/02/2022 09:47 PM | Click to read full article
The Allahabad High Court has observed that a marriage certificate isn't an essential condition for adopting a child. The court said even a single parent can adopt a child under the Hindu Adoption and Maintenance Act, of 1956.
The petitioners wanted to adopt a child but were told to furnish a marriage certificate, which they did not have.