Adoption by a make Hindu having a wife living at the time.
Where a male Hindu having a wife living adopts a child ,all the ties of the
adopted child of his family of birth severed and replaced by those if the
adaptive father s family.
Consequently the wife of the adoptive father stands in relation to the adoptee
as the adoptive mother. The legal fiction stand raised is that of the adoptee
child being born to the adoptive male Hindu and his wife at the time of
So, even in a case, where the male Hindu does not require the consent of his
wife for adoption on her renouncing the world or ceasing to be a Hindu or
becoming insane, yet such a wife shall stand in the relation of an adoptive
mother to the adopted child.