Can male major Hindu who is 20 years age adopt female child?
The Hindu Adoptions and maintenance Act 1956, stipulates certain restrictions in case of adoption of female by a male or adoption of male by a female. In case of Hindu male adopting a female, the adoptive father must be at least twenty one years older than the female to be adopted. So a male who is twenty years old cannot adopt a female child.
Similarly, in case of a female adopting a male, the adoptive mother must be at least twenty one years older than male child to be adopted.