New Delhi: The biological parents of a child cannot have any adverse interest towards their ward, a Delhi  Court has observed while appointing a couple as guardian of their own daughter, whom they had allowed earlier to be adopted legally by a relative.


The court allowed the plea of the Delhi-based couple to appoint them as legal guardians of their biological daughter after the death of her adopted parents earlier this year with the 15-year-old girl too wishing to go back to her original parents.


"It would be in the interest and welfare of the child that the petitioners (biological parents) are appointed as legal guardians in respect of the person and her property," Guardian Judge Sanjay Sharma said.


The court appointed Rohini-based Teginder Sharma and his wife Renu Sharma as the legal guardians of their daughter, who was earlier legally adopted by Renu's sister, late Suman Gaur and her husband, late Ashok Gaur.


The Sharmas told the court that the child was born on June 27, 1996 and they had given their daughter to their relatives in adoption on February 14, 1997. The couple also said they already have two daughters of 21 and 23 years of age.


The Sharmas told the court that unfortunately their daughter's adopted parents died, leaving her alone. The court also appointed the couple as legal guardian of their daughter's property, which she had inherited from her late parents.


The judge noted that the girl, after the death of her adopted parents, was living with the Sharmas, who were capable of taking care of her education and other needs.


"The petitioners are biological parents of the girl and they have no interest adverse to her. They are providing all affection and care to the child," the court said.


The court, however, directed them not to deal with the movable or immovable properties of the girl in any manner without permission of the court.


(Agencies)