- The Basic Requirements You Need
+The 13 Stages You Have To Go Through
Do you know that more and more celebrity couples are opting for Adoption these days? We can tell you that for free. Many celebrity couples for one reason or another are adopting kids. It could be because of of prolonged delays or inability to conceive. It could also be for the inability to have the required sex they would have loved to have. Some want boys and they have girls. Some have only boys. It is to resolve all these challenges that even churches now advise that couples could take to Adoption to enable them achieve their desires of having kids.
If you are thinking about adopting a child, there are many things to consider. According to Mr. Lukmon Oluwatoyin Kotun, the Head of Adoption, in Lagos State, there are so many things to think about:.
“You might want to start by asking yourself these 6 questions,” he says” (1) Why do you want to adopt (2) Do you’ve infertility problem? (3) Are you ready for the responsibility? (4) Who do you want to bring into your family (5) How long are you willing to wait? (6) Are you ready financially?
As to why you want to adopt, it’s a big decision. What motivates you to adopt? He says: “The only real good reason to adopt is because you really want to parent a child” He says: If you’ve had Infertility problems, are you ready to move on? According to him, before you adopt, you may want to take the time to process your emotions about what you have been through in trying to have a baby.
Infertility, as well as Infertility Treatment, can leave you with feelings that run deep. Some people may need to grieve the loss related to infertility before they’re ready to adopt. Counselling may help prepare you to move forward”. You must also think about the issue of responsility”, he adds. Are you ready for the responsibility?” Why the questions? “Its because becoming a parent is a lifelong committment. If you don’t have kids now, are you ready for the permanent change that happens with parenthood? Many adopted children thrive in their new families. But some have extra challenges. Are you prepared for that possibility?
There is also the question of who do you want to bring into your family? “I always suggest that families just starting to consider adoption think about three variables,” Springer says. They are” “The child’s age, and the child’s ethnic background. These are personal choices: There is no right or wrong answer. There is also the issue of how long are you willing to wait? This is because all adoptions involve paperworks, background checks, and waiting. But some take longer than others. According to statistics available, it takes betwween 12-24 months to adopt in Lagos State International Adoptions can take up to 2 years, depending on the country.
There are other considerations such as are you ready financially? The fees involved in adopting at present in Lagos is N80,000 for local, N130,000 for Nigerians living abroad and N150,000 for non-Nigerians. This cost include the administrative fee. When you’re preparing to adopt, the anticipation can be overwhelming. It’s a long journey: getting fingerprint; going through a home study; choosing domestic, international, or foster adoption; putting your family profile or dossier together; then finally wondering what it will feel like to bring your child home.
What’s the adoption process in Lagos State like? What does Adoption really mean? Mr. Lukmon Oluwatoyin Kotun explains that adoption is the process where suitable parent(s) acquire legal parentage over a child who may or may not have any blood relationship with them. These categories of children according to section 120 (b) of the Child Rights’ Laws (CRL) of Lagos State 2015 “are abandoned, neglected or persistently abused or ill treated” and orphaned. The adoption/fostering unit of the Social Welfare Department’s of Lagos State Ministry of Youth and Social Development, main objective is to provide safe, loving and permanent homes for these children who are in need of care and protection to live meaningful lives. According to him Adoption in the state is basically classified into two (2) One is Local Adoption. This is the permanent placement of a child into the home of suitable parents who are resident in Lagos. Aside from adoption, the Unit also provides fostering and guardianship services. Unlike adoption, which is permanent, fostering is a temporary placement of a child into the care of a suitable and fit person/care giver and the order can be terminated at any time.
Guardianship is most frequently used when relatives or caregivers wish to provide a permanent home for the child and maintain relationships with extended members, but not a termination of parental rights as required for adoption.
The 13 procedures and stages are: (1). Submission of Application Letter (2.) Invitation for Interview (3.) Filling of Form (4.) Attending Pre-Counseling Session (5.) Home Assessment (6.) Adoption Panel (7.) Post Counseling (8.) Issuance of Approval Letter (9.) Making a Choice of Child in Orphanage (lntroduction) (10.) Identification of a Child at the Orphanage (11.) Authority to release for Bonding (12.) Bonding period (13.) Legalization
BASIC REQUIREMENTS FOR ADOPTION
- Application letter addressed to the permanent secretary ministry of youth and social development • Birth certificate • Marriage certificate • Medical certificate of fitness • Proof of employment • Recent payslip (6 month) • Original statement of account (6 month) • 4 coloured passport photographs each • Tax clearance for the last 3 years.