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Adoption Agencies Fight Ban.

Adoption Agencies Fight Ban.

Adoption in the country has, for a long time, remained an emotive issue. It has often been steeped in suspicion and matters have not been helped by a moratorium on inter-country adoptions (adoption of a Kenyan child by foreigners who live outside the country) placed by the government. The objective of the moratorium effected on November 26, 2014, was to…

Moratorium on Adoption in Kenya

Moratorium on Adoption in Kenya

Experts in child welfare and adoption matters want a moratorium placed on inter-country adoption made permanent to protect the rights of Kenyan children. The concerns emanate from the fact that studies have established that inter-country adoption is big business, done at the expense of children. The Technical Assessment of the Legal Provisions and Practices of Guardianship, Foster Care and Adoption…

What helps children who have been adopted?

What helps children who have been adopted?

Honesty is the best policy — talk openly about the fact that he or she was adopted. Allow the child to ask any questions about the adoption, birth family, etc. Create a scrapbook of personal history like photographs, notes and information on birth family. Medical history, if available. Maintain important connections as much as appropriate and possible; for example, loving…