Adoption Laws in India


In a multi-cultural and multi-religious society like India, the involvement of several agencies and dominant ideologies make adopting a child a complex journey. Couples and single parents wanting to adopt lack sufficient awareness of the process, approach to follow and appropriate measures, making the process of adoption far more complicated. Due to this inadequacy, prospective parents spend years waiting for an acceptance or rejection from agencies, putting a halt on their dreams of becoming parents.

This course aims to dispel any confusion and provide perspective to adoptive parents, lawyers, social workers, students and researchers, with clarity and authority. Insights on adoption laws, approved legal proceedings under the Juvenile Justice Act, their Guidelines, Authorities and Agencies involved, and Personal Laws governing Hindus, Jains, Sikhs, Buddhists, Muslims, Christians and Parsis; are examined, making this course very informative.

Course Outcome


After completing this Course, you will be able to:

  • 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 Outline

  • Module 1 – Meaning of Adoption
  • Module 2 – Adoption Under Personal Laws for Hindus, Jains, Sikhs and Buddhists
  • Module 3 – Adoption Under Personal Laws for Muslims, Christians and Parsis
  • Module 4 – Laws Governing Adoption and Central Adoption Resource Authority (CARA)
  • Module 5 – Specialised Adoption Agency
  • Module 6 – Role of Concerned Authorities and Agencies in Adoption
  • Module 7 – Essentials for Adoption and Capacity to Adopt Under Adoption Regulations, 2017
  • Module 8 – Procedure Relating to children for Adoption Under Adoption Regulations, 2017
  • Module 9 – Adoption Procedure for Prospective Adoptive Parents Under Adoption Regulations 2017
  • Module 10 – Common Queries of Prospective Adoptive Parents
  • Certification Exam/ Assessment

Who Should Take This Course?

  • Prospective Parents
  • Social Workers and Adoption Agencies
  • Lawyers
  • Law Students and Researchers
  • Other stakeholders interested in rules governing adoptive procedures in India

You do not have to be a lawyer to take this course

Level: Beginner

Language : English

Evaluation Method

Learners must submit all assignments and secure at least 50% marks in Certification Exam at the end of the course to obtain the course certificate.

About the Author

Team LawSkills is a group of enthusiastic and passionate law professionals who reach extra miles to make things perfect for the learner. The team comprises lawyers, academia, legal editors and law students, who work in synergy to develop comprehensive content covering practical aspect and meeting the requirements of our learners.

Learners who viewed in this course, also viewed: