The Rights of the Parents of an Adopted Child

As the biological parents of an adopted child, you probably wonder if you have any rights. First of all, what are the conditions for a valid adoption in India? And what are the effects of adoption on the child? Listed below are some important things you should know. This article also covers the rights of biological parents. Continue reading to learn more about your rights. After reading this article, you’ll have a better understanding of what adoption is all about.

Rights of biological parents of adopted child

Biological parents can seek to terminate their parental rights in most cases by signing a surrender to the adoption agency. These rights are only enforceable if the biological mother has given her consent to the adoption, and can be revoked by the biological father within a certain amount of time. Usually, the adoption process will last for one year. After this time, the biological father will lose all parental rights in the child.

Although information about the biological parents is available through the state registry, other information is generally restricted. Access to court records and other documents regarding the adoption is not automatic, but recent state court cases have made this easier. The court orders necessary to access records may not be granted unless the biological parents can prove good cause. The biological parent may have the right to access medical records, however. If a biological parent wants access to their adopted child’s medical records, they must sign a form to that effect.

Conditions for a valid adoption in India

To be eligible for adoption in India, both the biological parents and the adopting parent must be of legal age. Adoptive parents must be legally capable of raising the child, and the biological parents must have consented to the adoption. In addition, the person giving up the child must meet all of the HAMA requirements. The laws regarding adoption in India vary depending on the religion. The Hindu adoption act allows for both male and female adoption.

The Hindu Adoptions and Maintenance Act requires that the biological parents give their free consent for the adoption. The child will be deemed a member of the adoptive family, and all of the child’s rights will be transferred to the adoptive family. The adoptive parents are also allowed to dispose of the child’s property. This means that a child who is legally adopted cannot be returned to his or her birth family.

Effects of adoption on children

There are varying degrees of negative and positive effects of adoption on adopted children and their parents. Unlike other types of adoption, however, it is not a black-and-white affair. Adoptive families provide financial and emotional support to their children and, as a result, their adopted children tend to perform better in school. Children who are adopted are also more likely to participate in extracurricular activities, and their parents are more likely to help them set and meet goals. Adopted children also perform better in school, with 69 percent of adopted children participating in extracurricular activities and regularly completing their homework.

Secondary trauma may also affect adoptive siblings. While their parents may believe that adoptive children do not experience trauma, they may actually feel insignificant in their family. This invisibility may cause adopted children to internalize feelings of not being loved or important. Ultimately, this can affect many relationships. This may lead to feelings of low self-worth, and foster a sense of loneliness and hopelessness. As a result, many parents of adopted children may have a difficult time communicating with their adopted children.