Being a Single Woman cannot be a ground to Deny Adoption: BHC

The Bombay High Court (BHC), noting prospective parent shall be physically fit, financially sound, mentally alert and highly motivated to adopt a child to provide a good upbringing to it, set aside the order passed by a District Court denying adoption of a girl child. Further, the BHC noted that competent court has rejected the adoption only on the ground that the prospective parent is a single lady and a divorcee, and the comparison made between the prospective parent and the biological mother being a housewife reflects the medieval conservative mindset on the concept of family.