The Child Adoption in the Inheritance System of the Sentani Indigenous Community

Onesimus Sahuleka


Adoption of child is the act of taking another’s child into one’s own family in such a way, so that between the person who adopted the child and the adopted child arises a family relationship as between a parent and their biological child. Adoption according to customary law is valid if it is done for the sake of child’s welfare and in the best interests of the child. The adoption according to Sentani customary law is limited among families/relatives and is not registered as required by the Law Number 23 Year 2002 in which the adoption in the Sentani customary law  is done based on local customs and laws in force.

Keywords: Adoption of child, inheritance, Sentani Indigenous Community.

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