Central Adoption Authority: Ministry of Women’s Affairs (MOWA)
- Ages 2 months – 15 years of age.
- Parents requesting children under 1 year must be open to a child of either gender.
Adoptive Parent Regulations
Residency Requirements: There are no residency requirements for prospective adoptive parents.
Age & Marital Status: Prospective adoptive parents must be 25-55 years of age. Ages 25-49 can adopt age 3 and under; age 50-55 can adopt 4 years or older. If single, the prospective adoptive parent must be at least 25 years of age. Prospective adoptive parents must be married at least 5 years.
Household: Can have only 2 or fewer divorces per person. No more than 7 biological children living in the home.
Processing Time & Travel
- The adoption process takes up to 2 years; each case can vary.
- Be prepared for 2 trips; 7-10 days each