61. Court procedure and penalty against payment in consideration of adoption.-
(1) Before issuing an adoption order, the court shall satisfy itself that-
(a) the adoption is for the welfare of the child;
(b) due consideration is given to the wishes of the child having regard to the age and understanding of the child; and
(c) that neither the prospective adoptive parents has given or agreed to give nor the specialised adoption agency or the parent or guardian of the child in case of relative adoption has received or agreed to receive any payment or reward in consideration of the adoption, except as permitted under the adoption regulations framed by the Authority towards the adoption fees or service charge or child care corpus.
(2) The adoption proceedings shall be held in camera and the case shall be disposed of by the court within a period of two months from the date of filing.