Adopting a Child in Kenya

Requirements for Adoption

  • Be aged between 21 to 55 years old
  • Have a steady income
  • Have no criminal record
  • Provide a stable home environment

    Process of Adoption

  1. Application: Fill out an application form and submit it to the relevant authorities.
  2. Interview: Assessed for suitability as a parent by social welfare officers.
  3. Background Check: Criminal record and background check conducted.
  4. Medical Examination: Conducted to ensure physical and mental fitness to care for a child.
  5. Home Visit: Social worker assesses living conditions’ suitability.
  6. Approval: Granted if all requirements are met.

Costs Involved

The cost of adopting a child in Kenya varies depending on the location and type of adoption, with an average range of $30,000 to $40,000.

Real-Life Examples

Successful real-life examples of people who have adopted children in Kenya.


  • What is the process of adopting a child in Kenya?

    • Several steps, including application, interview, background check, medical examination, home visit, and approval.

      * How much does it cost to adopt a child in Kenya?

    • Costs vary but range from $30,000 to $40,000.
  • Can I adopt a child if I have a criminal record?

    • No, if you have a criminal record in Kenya, you cannot adopt a child.

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