Lagos state Guidelines For Adoption And Fostering



·                   Submission of application Letters.
·    Interview with Director Social   Welfare/Representative on appointed date
·                   Payment of prescribed fees.
·                   Complete appropriate forms and obtain list of requirements
·                   Administrative Processing/Screening Session
·                   Mandatory Pre-Counseling Session on appointed date
·                   Panel Session
·                   Post-Counseling (Proper Parenting) on appointed date
·                   Result
·                   Collection of child from Registered Orphanages.
·                   Legalization at the Family Court after 3 months. 

BASIC REQUIREMENT FOR ADOPTION

A        LOCAL

Typed application letter stating the reasons for the adoption, duly signed by the adopters and addressed to

The Special Adviser
          Office of Youth and Social Development,
          The Secretariat,
          Block 7, Alausa,
Ikeja.

Attached to this, photo-copies of: -

·       Birth certificate of adopters                            - 2 copies each
·       Marriage Certificate of Adopters                   - 2 copies each
·       Medical Certificate of fitness from a
Lagos State General Hospital                        - Original copies each
·       Proof of employment including
          (i)      Photocopy of Identity Card                 - 2 copies each
          (ii)    To whom it may concern letter
From employer                                              - 2 copies each
          (iii)   Letter of Employment                          - 2 copies each
          (iv)   Recent pay slips (6 months)                - 2 copies each
          (v)     Statement of Account  (6 months)       - 2 copies each
·       4-coloured passport photographs each           
·       Tax clearance for the last 3 years                 - 2 copies each

·       Contact Telephone Number.                             08096777389




BASIC REQUIREMENT FOR FOSTERING

Typed application letter stating the reasons for the fostering to be signed by the prospective foster parents and addressed to:
         
       The Special Adviser,
       Office of Youth and Social Development,
       The Secretariat,
       Block 7, Alausa,
       Ikeja.

Photocopies of the under listed should be attached:

·       Birth Certificate of Foster Parents                                 -2 copies each
·       Marriage Certificate of Foster Parents                          -2 copies each
·       Medical Certificate of Fitness (original)                       -2 copies each
·       3-Coloured Passport Photographs each
·       Tax returns certificate for last 3 years                           -2 copies each
·       Letter from two guarantors and Sworn affidavit with their Passports   Photograph attached.
·       Statement of Account - Original (6 months) & Photocopy                                                                                              
·       Proof of Employment
·       Letter of Employment.                                                 -2 copies each
·       Recent Pay slip. (6 months)                                         -2 copies each
·       Statement of Account (6 months)                               -2 copies each
·       Photocopy of Identity Card                                         -2 copies each






GUIDELINES FOR THE ADOPTION PROCEDURE
FOR NIGERIANS LIVING ABROAD

·                   Interview with the Director, Social Welfare.
·                   Submission of data page of International passport.
·                   Payment of Prescribed fees. 
·                   Complete appropriate forms and obtain list of
requirements
·                   Submission of relevant documents.
·                   Administrative processing.
·                   Collection of Letter of Approval.
·                   Collection of Child from Registered Orphanage
·                   Legalization at the Family Court








PROCEDURE FOR INTERNATIONAL
ADOPTION THROUGH FOUNDATION


1.      Identification of the child (for International Placement)
2.      Notice brought to Adoption/Fostering Unit on intention about the Child
3.      Investigation by the Division and Submission of case file by the Home
4.      Approval for the Foundation to look for Prospective Adopters
5.      Submission of all required documents on behalf of the Prospective
          Adopters by the Foundation.
6.      Arrival of Prospective Adopters for documentation, Interview and bonding with the Child.
7.      Collection of the Approval Letters on behalf of Prospective Adopters
8.      Legalization of the Adoption at the Family Court.

BASIC REQUIREMENT FOR ADOPTION

A       INTERNATIONAL

Typed Application letter, stating the reasons for the adoption, duly signed by the adopters and addressed to:
         
The Special Adviser,
          Office of Youth and Social Development,
The Secretariat,
Block 7, Alausa,
Ikeja.

Attached to this, photocopies of: -
·       Birth Certificate of Adopters                        - 2 Copies each
·       Marriage Certificate of Adopters                  - 2 Copies each
·       Medical Certificate of Fitness (original)      - 2 Copies each
·       4-Coloured Passport Photographs each       - 2 Copies each
·       Proof of Employment    
·       Photocopy of Identity Card                          - 2 Copies each
·       Letter from Employer addressed “TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN”                                                    -2 Copies each
·       Letter of Employment                                      - 2 copies each
·       Utility Bill for the last three months
(Energy, Water, Gas, Telephone)                     -2 copies each
·       3 Months Salary Pay slip (Recent)                    - 2 copies each
·       Statement of Accounts for 6 months (Recent)   -2 copies each
·       Photocopy of Data pages of your International Passport
            (Coloured)                                                     - 4 Copies each
·       Photocopy of Tax returns certificate for last 3 yrs  -2 Copies each    
·       Home study report from country of domicile - 2 Copies each.
·       Certificate of Naturalization                          - 2 Copies each
·       Contact Telephone number of Adopter in Nigeria  
·       Law of Adoption from Country of Domicile   - 2 Copies each

PROCEDURE FOR LEGAL GUARDIANSHIP

·       Interview with Prospective Guardians/Collection of list of requirements.
·       Administrative Charges
·       Submission of Required documents
·       Administrative Screening and processing
·       Approval from Ministry
·       Family Court

BASIC REQUIREMENTS FOR GUARDIANSHIP

          Typed Application letter, stating the reasons for the Guardianship, duly signed by the applicants and addressed to:
         
The Special Adviser,
          Office of Youth and Social Development,
The Secretariat,
Block 7, Alausa,
Ikeja.

          DOCUMENTS TO BE SUBMITTED BY THE APPLICANTS:

·       Birth Certificate of the Guardians               - 2 Copies each
·       Marriage Certificate                                      - 2 Copies each
·       Proof of Employment    
·       Photocopy of Identity Card                           - 2 Copies each
·       To Whom it may concern letter from
          Employer.                                                      -2 Copies each
·       Letter of Employment                                   - 2 copies each
·       Utility Bill for the last three months
(Energy, Water, Gas, Telephone)                   -2 copies each
·       3 Months Salary Pay slip (Recent)                - 2 copies each
·       Statement of Accounts for 6 months (Recent)  -2 copies each
·       Photocopy of Data pages of your International Passport
            (Coloured)                                                      - 4 Copies each
·       Photocopy of Tax returns certificate for last 3 yrs-2 Copies each   
·       Home study report from country of domicile  - 2 Copies each
·       Certificate of Naturalization                            - 2 Copies each

              DOCUMENTS FOR THE CHILD

·       Birth Certificate                                           - 2 Copies each
·       School Report                                              - 2  Copies each
·       Death Certificate of Deceased Parents        - 2 Copies  each
·       Consent of surviving parents                     - 2 Copies each

·       Home Assessment to confirm the inability of the parents to take adequate Care of the child


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