Understanding the Legalities of Adoption in Pakistan

Adoption provides a unique opportunity to extend family love to a child in need. However, it is essential to understand the legalities surrounding the process. In Pakistan, adoption is not explicitly recognized by statutory law. Instead, the Guardians and Wards Act, 1890, allows individuals to become a child’s guardian.

Guardianship does not equate to legal adoption seen in many Western countries. It does not sever the child’s legal relationship with their biological parents. Hence, it’s essential to understand the implications of this – such as in terms of inheritance rights.

Furthermore, international adoptions involve an additional layer of complexity and require compliance with international legal requirements.

Advocate Faisal Iqbal Awan, at MJF Law, is well-versed in family law, including guardianship matters. His expertise can guide you through the legal process of becoming a child’s guardian. For advice or representation, contact Advocate Faisal Iqbal Awan at faisal@mjflaw.pk.

Embarking on the journey of adoption is a significant decision. With Advocate Awan’s help, you can understand and navigate the legalities of the process, ensuring a smooth transition for both you and the child.

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