Adoption Requirements in Kenya
The applicants MUST be aged between 25-65 years at the time of submitting the application.
Joint applicants MUST be married to each other.
The child to be adopted MUST be at least 6 weeks old and resident in the Republic of Kenya.
LIZZIE MBOGO is our Social Worker who deals with all the families, documentation and liaisons with Children’s Depts relating to adoption of the babies. All those people interested in adoptions to contact her. Tel: 0721853331 or Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Single women and married couples can adopt babies. They must be approved by an Adoption Agency before being able to choose a baby.Prospective parents will need to employ a Guardian ad litum and a Lawyer.
Once a baby has been chosen, bonding needs to take place, especially if the baby is more than a few months of age, before leaving the home.
There must be a 3 months time of fostering before the adoption process can begin. During this time and up until the time that the adoption is finalized, the foster parent(s) must take the baby to the home on regular specified visits, depending on the location of family home to the baby home.
All international adoption applications MUST be submitted through a Registered Adoption Agency in the receiving country, to a Registered Adoption Agency in the sending country (Kenya).
All foreign adoption societies MUST be approved by the Kenyan Adoption Committee before they commence operations.
The regulations require inter-agency co-ordination and co-operation.
When in Kenya the conditions are the same as for Kenyans.
One of the prospective parents, must stay in Kenya with the child for the 3 months required fostering period before adoption process can begin, as well as the amount of time it takes to finalise the adoption.
Married couples only can adopt, in some cases, if a child has a special need, there’s a possibitity that a single woman can adopt.