The Adoption Registration Act 1952 (Act 253) (De Facto) is under the jurisdiction of the National Registration Department and applies only to Peninsular Malaysia. This Act seeks to register a De Facto adoptive child in which a child is in custody, being raised, borne and educated by a spouse or spouses jointly, as a child or their own child for a period of not less than two years before the adoption registration is made. This adoption is prescribed under Act 253 and applicable to Muslims and non-Muslims.
Application for De Facto Adoption can be made at NRD office (Peninsular Malaysia only) which is in proximity to the residence of a person or adoptive parent and adopted child.
Ibu Pejabat Jabatan Pendaftaran Negara Putrajaya,
No 20, Persiaran Perdana, Presint 2,
Pusat Pentadbiran Kerajaan Persekutuan,
62551 Wilayah Persekutuan Putrajaya.
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