[Adoption under Juvenile Justice Act] Child born out of live-in relationship to be treated as child born to married couple: Kerala High Court

The Court held that a woman in a live-in-relationship, acknowledging the biological father of the child, out of such a relationship, will have to be treated as a married woman for the purpose of Juvenile Justice Act.
[Adoption under Juvenile Justice Act] Child born out of live-in relationship to be treated as child born to married couple: Kerala High Court
Justices A Muhammed Mustaque and Dr. Kauser Edappagath

In a decision of seminal significance, the Kerala High Court has held that a child born out a live-in relationship and acknowledged so by the mother of the child, would have to be treated as a child born to a married couple for the purposes of surrendering a child for adoption under Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2015 [JJ Act).

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