For those interested in adoption

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For those interested in adoption

  1. 1. Kenya Children’s Home` Adoption Society
  2. 2. Every Child Deserves A Home
  3. 3. A sole or joint spouse who has attained the age of 25 years and is at least 21 years older than the child, but has not attained the age of 65 years. Is a relative of the child Who can Adopt/be adopted? Children Act – Section 158 (1) •Any child (under the age of 18) •Abandoned Children •Parent offered •Kinship cases ( orphaned and destitute) Who can be adopted ?
  4. 4. What we are about An Adoption Society registered in 2005 by the National Adoptions Committee to carry out: Local , Kinship, International and foreign resident Adoptions. • Find homes for children in need • Offer support to families that are willing to open their hearts and homes to children • Bring families together
  5. 5. The Local Adoption Process THE INITIAL INTERVIEW ENTAILS 1st Visit • A trip to the adoption offices • Exchange pleasantries and then you are taken through the A – Z of adoption • Questions and answer session • Adoption literature is given to you so you can go ponder on all the information
  6. 6. The first stages - application • Application forms and requirements listing • Return the application documents • Home visit is planned • Preparation of report • Submission to case committee • If approval is granted – Matchmaking commences / freeing of child for adoption
  7. 7. What next after approval of application? • Introduction of parent to child • Bonding – a few days • Exit with baby – mandatory care placement period of 3 months commences • Follow ups / monthly return visits to KCH
  8. 8. What next At the lapse of 3 months ? • Enlist the services of a lawyer – Lodges an application at the High Court • Declaration report (update to initial one) • GAL appointment – Orders given by court • Children’s department interview / visit • Hearing of the adoption application in judge’s chambers • Verdict is given-Adoption orders Granted. • Followed by application for adoption certificate
  9. 9. What you need to know Adoption is not expensive so it is not for the rich, it is for everyone who has a child at heart Adoption is not for the childless, it is also away of expanding ones family. Adoption is not a long process it takes about 6-9months after placement. The Guardian Ad Litem is the person who is appointed by the court to look into welfare of the child during the court process After approval you will be required to attend a pre- adoption training so as to equip you as an adoptive parent/s.
  10. 10. Adoption Is A Wonderful Experience
  11. 11. Kenya Children’s Home
  12. 12. Helping bring together your special family
  13. 13. Where we are • Located at the Thomas Barnardo House precincts – Langata Road opposite Wilson Airport. Office hours Monday – Friday : 8.30 AM – 5.00 PM Saturdays : 9.00 AM – 4.00 PM
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