1) From the existing parents, guardians or anyone else contributing to the maintenance of the child under any agreement or order.
2) Parents or guardian(s) of the mother of the child in case she (mother) is a minor.
3) Step-father who has acquired parental responsibility.
4) On the application of one of the spouses with the consent of the other spouse.
5) In case of foreigners not residing in Kenya, the consent of a competent jurisdiction or a government authority situated in the country where both or one of the spouses ordinarily resides, permitting the spouses to adopt a foreign child.
6) In case of a child who has attained the age of 14 years with the consent of the child.

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