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Format of Deed of Adoption by Widow

Format of Deed of Adoption by Widow

This Deed of adoption made this  ____ day of Between _______ Aged __ years Son of _____ & _____ Aged __ years, wife of _____ (_____ of _____ ) by caste   _____ R/o _____ Hereinafter called the “ Giver” of the first part and                                                           _____ age _____ years, Widow of _____  R/o _____, by caste                                     herein after called the “ Recipient” of the second part.

Whereas the said _____ died on ___________ leaving him surviving the recipient as his soles widow and without any son being born to him.

And whereas in the circumstance and there having none to continue the lineage of the deceased and/ or secure spiritual   benefit and/or maintain _____ relationship and perform other religious obsequies to his departed soul and that  of his deceased ancestors the recipient desires to take the son the giver named   _____ at present age __ years his date of birth _____ being in adoption he having had and borne all the reflection of  a natural born ___.

AND WHEREAS THE USUAL CEREMONAY AS TO Physical delivery of the child and the ceremonial gift as to taking the boy, where performed on the ____ in the presence of several persons including those who are attesting witness.

And whereas ever since the said adoption the said _____ has been to all intents and purposes treated as a member of the family of the recipient.

NOW THEREFORE THESE PRESENTS WITNESS AND IT IS hereby agreed and declared as follows:-

The giver has given in adoption his son named _____ to the recipient and the recipient has duly taken him in adoption and make him/her son, that is to say, son of her husband.

All necessary ceremonies including _____ and Physical delivery of the child from hand to hand have been observed and performed by either party on the_____ AND THESE PRESENTS FURTHER WITNESS  and it is hereby agreed and declared by and between the parties hereto that the said _____ has according to the law become by virtue of the adoption aforesaid a son of _____ (Wife of Late _____) capable of performing the religious duties to his adoptive father with all rights and obligations of a natural born son   is so entitled to inheritance and succession of all the personal and real estate  of the deceased and of the recipient both ex paternal and ex maternal to all intents and purposes AND THIS INDENTURE   ALSO  witnesses that ever since the above adoption has been effected the said _____ has renounced and abandoned the use of his original surname _____ and in lieu thereof assumed and adopted the surname ___________ and that of the recipient shall at all times hereafter in all records, deeds, documents and other writings use and subscribe the surname of the recipient and shall accordingly be known, described and addressed as the son of the recipient.

IN WITNESSES WHEREOF the parties hereto have hereunto set and subscribed their respective hands and seals the day, month and year first above written.

Signed, sealed and delivered by the within named parties at ____ on dated _____ in the presence of following witnesses.

Signature of Giver/first party                      Signature of Recipient/Second party


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