Can a Hindu female adopt a child?
A Hindu female can adopt a child subject to certain conditions. Section 8 of Hindu Adoption and Maintenance Act, 1956 has prescribed certain conditions as follows:
The Hindu female should be a major and of sound mind and unmarried to adopt a child. If married, the marriage should have been dissolved, or the husband must be dead, or the husband must have completely and finally renounced the world, or has ceased to be a Hindu, or has been declared as of unsound mind by a Court of competent jurisdiction”.