Adoption Documents Required

Up to date list of documents required for Uganda International adoption

DOCSThe success of an Adoption and legal guardianship Application in Uganda depends a lot on whether the Applicants have requisite documents in support of their Application. It is not uncommon for Judges to adjourn cases to enable the lawyers organize the necessary court documents and then obtain another hearing date. The costs associated with such adjournments can be reduced by ensuring that the necessary documents are in place before the hearing date. Below is a list of documents to ensure that your attorney has filed in court.

  1. Birth certificate of the child who is the subject of adoption.
  2. Death certificate of the parents of the child if the child is an orphan.
  3. Evidence of adverts in the newspaper / radio stations in attempt to trace the parents of the child and ascertain whether there are any objections to his or her adoption.
  4. Birth certificate of the children living with the adoptive parents.
  5. Certified adoption orders of the children living with the adoptive parents if any of their children were adopted.
  6. Photocopies of the passport of Prospective adoptive parents.
  7. Marriage certificate of adoptive parents;
  8. Recommendation letters by the employers of the prospective adoptive parents.
  9. Criminal clearance certificate from the home country of prospective adoptive parents.
  10. Home study from the Adoption agency in the home country of prospective adoptive parents.
  11. License of the adoption agency that prepared the Home study report.
  12. Photocopies of the academic qualifications of the prospective adoptive parents.
  13. Photocopies of certificate of title of land / home of the prospective adoptive parents if any.
  14. Bank statements or other means of proving that the prospective adoptive parents are financially sound.
  15. Medical report in proof that the prospective adoptive parents are in good health.
  16. Medical report of the children living with the prospective adoptive parents. This is intended to show that the child will not be exposed to any health risks arising from the children of the prospective adoptive parents.
  17. Atleast three recommendation letters from non – relative of the prospective adoptive parents.
  18. Medical report of the child who is the subject of adoption.
  19. Proof that the Home country will respect the Adoption Order.
  20. A report of Probation and Social Welfare Officer of the district / local government where the child resides.
  21. Independent investigation report confirming the background of the child.