Adopted Child to take the Caste Identity of Adoptive Mother: Bombay High Court

The Bombay HC, while allowing the petition filed by the adoptive mother, held that the adopted son is entitled to take the caste identity of his single mother. The HC held that “In view of the facts and more particularly the fact that the child was adopted from the orphanage with the permission of the Court, the child would be entitled to take the caste of the mother.” The HC further directed the Deputy District Collector, who earlier rejected the mother’s application on the ground that documents of the caste of biological father were not submitted, to issue caste certificate to the minor son of the petitioner.