Law & Norms of Adoption in India

This course gives you an insight of the laws related to adoption in India and elaborates the roles and functions of authorities involved in the process.

Law & Norms of Adoption in India

Course Description

This LawSkills course arms adoptive parents, lawyers, social workers, students and researchers with requisite information and clarity on Law & Procedures governing Adoption. Approved legal proceedings under the Juvenile Justice Act; its Guidelines; Authorities and Agencies involved; and Personal Laws governing Hindus, Jains, Sikhs, Buddhists, Muslims, Christians and Parsis are also examined making this course very informative.

Course Outcomes:
  • Distinguish personal laws governing adoption applicable to Hindus, Jains, Sikhs, Buddhists, Muslims, Christians and Parsis
  • Comprehend the roles and functions of various authorities and agencies involved in the adoption process
  • Acknowledge the importance of Adoption Regulations, 2017 and the procedure for adoption mentioned there under
Course Details:

Target Audience

  • Prospective Parents

  • Social Workers and Adoption Agencies

  • Lawyers

  • Law Students and Researchers

  • Other stakeholders interested in rules governing adoptive procedures in India

Access Timeframe

6 Months


There are no prerequisites to this course.
Certificate Info:

Type of Certification

Certificate of Achievement

Format of Certification


Professional Association/Affiliation

LawSkills & Manupatra

Method of Obtaining Certification

Learners must attempt the exam at the end of the course and secure at least 50% marks to obtain the course certificate. Upon meeting these requirements, the certificate will be printable on demand.

Course Outline

  • Meaning of adoption
  • Process to be followed by a prospective adoptive parent
  • Adoption during ancient times
  • Hindu Adoption and Maintenance Act
  • Requisites of a valid adoption
  • Capacity to adopt
  • Effect of adoption
  • Adoption expenses
  • Laws governing adoption
  • Important provisions under the JJ Act
  • Central adoption resource authority
  • Filing the application for adoption
  • Registration of specialised adoption agency
  • Inspection, suspension and revocation of recognition of agency
  • Function of specialised and foreign adotion agencies
  • Roles of CARA
  • Roles of regional passport officers
  • Roles of state government and state resource agency
  • Roles of district child protection units
  • Adoption procedure in various states of India
  • Minimum income criteria for adopting a child
  • Capacity to adopt under adoption regulations
  • Capacity to be adopted
  • Procedure followed to declare a surrendered child free for adoption
  • Adoption of a child with special needs, twins, older children, siblings, specific child
  • Root search by any adoptee
  • Adoption procedure and cost for resident Indian
  • Adoption procedure and cost for non-resident Indian, and foreign national resident in india
  • Filling an application for adoption
  • Procedure once parents are declared illegible
  • Common queries of prospective adoptive parents
  • Important terms under the JJ Act, 2015 and Adoption Regulations, 2017


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