Friday, October 17, 2014

Change in rules Kenyan Foreign Adoption

Just a quick note, as I know many of you don't do Facebook.

Today I have learned that some families have been approved with the age stipulation of between the ages of 4-6. With some further digging, I have heard the following:

  • Applicants over the age of 40, will only be referred a child over the age of 4.
  • International adoptive parents will be eligible to place and application for a second child from Kenya after 3 yrs period from the first adoption order.
  • Only one child should be given to an applicant at a time unless the children are twins. 
  • Foreign individual applicants will be placed with a maximum of two children. 

My question is - What about regular siblings!? Why maximum of two? There aren't enough orphaned children available?! Come on. So sibling sets of 3 (it does happen!) will have no hope...?

... and a quick picture to prove we are all still alive. :)


Frank and Lies said...

Hi there! Thanks for this post! As we are hoping to adopt very soon, and my husband is over 40 (41), I am very interested in the source of your first bullet. Could you please let us know where you found this information? This would be crucial (and devastating) for us...Thank you so much!!!
All the best, Frank and Liz

Jolene said...

Hi Liz,

This information was passed along to an agency by LAN regarding an upcoming change to NAC rules.

I know it leaves a lot of unanswered questions. We are not sure if this is applies to families with only one parent over 40 or to just those that are both over 40.

Are you on FB? We have a FB group with families from around the world.

Send me an email.