Woman’s marital status irrelevant while giving up her child in adoption: Madras High Court

The Court held that a woman, who is the sole guardian of her biological child, must be considered capable of giving up her child for adoption under the Hindu Adoptions and Maintenance Act irrespective of marital status.
Madurai Bench of Madras High Court
Madurai Bench of Madras High CourtMadras High Court website

A woman’s marital status cannot be considered a determining factor for giving up her child in adoption, the Madras High Court recently held.

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