UGANDA ADOPTION PROGRAM

Uganda has been called the “Pearl of Africa” for its natural beauty and splendor. Nonetheless, the AIDS epidemic has left a devastating effect of this magnificent country of East Africa. BAAS International’s Uganda Adoption Program has been assisting families to adopt orphaned and abandoned children from the Uganda since 2011. However, BAAS staff has been involved with humanitarian aid projects in Uganda for over 12 years. Uganda allows for both relinquishment and abandonment adoptions. Adopted children travel to the United States under IR-4 guardianship visas and all adoptions are finalized upon return to the US.

DUE TO THE PASSAGE OF UGANDA’S NEW ADOPTION LAW, THIS PROGRAM IS CURRENTLY ON HOLD.

WHO ARE THE CHILDREN IN NEED OF FAMILIES?

The children available for adoption have either been orphaned, abandoned, or legally relinquished. The children reside in orphanages and children’s homes. All homes must be approved by the Ugandan government. Characteristics of adoptable children include:
  • Young children who are 6 months old and above, with no known medical needs
  • Older children and sibling groups
  • Waiting children with minor and moderate special needs also available for adoption
  • Children who may have low birth weight or premature birth, or whose history is unknown

CHILDREN'S NEEDS

  • Older children (usually boys or girls age 6 and above)
  • Sibling groups of 3 or more
  • Children with minor correctable health conditions (i.e., cleft lip, cleft palate, vision problems fixed with the use of eyeglasses, etc.)
  • Children with major medical needs also needing homes

REQUIREMENTS

TIME INVOLVED

Due to the passage Uganda’s new adoption law in 2016, parents will be required to participate in a 12 month fostering plan, which will include long lengths of stay in Uganda. Because adoption procedures are unclear at this time as to Uganda’s new fostering plan, our Uganda program is currently on hold.

Interested in Adopting from Uganda

Please contact BAAS International

650-964-3800