(1)Where a Hindu who has a wife living
adopts a child, she shall be deemed to be the adoptive mother.
(2) Where an adoption has been made with the consent of more than one wife, the seniormost in
marriage among them shall be deemed to be the adoptive mother and the others to be step-mothers.
(3) Where a widower or a bachelor adopts a child, any wife whom he subsequently marries shall be
deemed to be the step-mother of the adopted child.
(4) Where a window or an unmarried woman adopts a child, any husband whom she marries
subsequently shall be deemed to be the step-father of the adopted child.

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