Adoption under Juvenile Justice Act 2015 not restricted to orphaned children or those in need of care and protection: Bombay High Court

The JJ Act of 2015 provides for and regulates adoption of children from relatives and adoption by step-parent, Justice Manisha Pitale held.
Juvenile Justice Act, 2015
Juvenile Justice Act, 2015

The Nagpur Bench of Bombay High Court has held that adoption of children as per the provisions of the Juvenile Justice Act, 2015 (JJ Act) cannot be restricted only to orphaned, abandoned or surrendered children or those in conflict with law or in need of care and protection (Sumed vs. NIL).

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