Legal Aspects of Adoption in Pakistan

Adoption, or the process of becoming a legal parent to a child who is not biologically yours, is a complex matter in Pakistan, primarily because of the religious and social norms surrounding it.

In Pakistani law, there’s no specific legislation regarding adoption, and it doesn’t confer the same rights as in other jurisdictions. However, the Guardians and Wards Act, 1890, allows individuals to become legal guardians of a child. This guardianship doesn’t alter the child’s legal identity, including their family name and inheritance rights.

The concept of ‘Kafala’ from Islamic law is also practiced. It’s a system of sponsorship where a child is cared for by someone other than their biological parents without altering the child’s lineage.

Despite these legal aspects, adoption matters require sensitive handling to ensure the best interests of the child. Advocate Faisal Iqbal Awan, at MJF Law, understands the intricacies involved. His knowledge of family law, combined with a compassionate approach, can help navigate these proceedings. For advice or representation, contact Advocate Faisal Iqbal Awan at Ensuring a secure future for a child is a noble cause, and the right legal guidance can make the journey smoother.

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