(iii) son’s son’s son (whether by legitimate

(iii) The adoption is made must not have a Hindu son, son’s son or son’s son’s son (whether by legitimate blood relationship or by adoption) living at the time of adoption; (iv) If the adoption is of a daughter, the adoptive father or mother by whom the adoption is made must not have a Hindu daughter or son’s daughter (whether by legitimate blood relationship or by adoption) living at the time of adoption; (v) If the adoption is by a male and the person to be adopted is a female, the adoptive father is at least twenty-one years older than the person to be adopted; (vi) If the adoption is by a female and the person to be adopted is a male the adoptive mother is at least twenty one years older than the person to be adopted; the same child may not be adopted simultaneously by two or more persons; (vii) the child to be adopted must be actually given and taken in adoption by the parents or guardians or under their authority, with intent to transfer the child from the family of its birth to the family which gets adoption provided that the performance of datta homam shall not be essential to the validity of an adoption. Any adoption made in derogation to the conditions laid down in Section 11 would be invalid. The fulfilment of these conditions is mandatory for a valid adoption.

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