Once you are found eligible to adopt from jamaica you can either use the cda and adoption board s assistance to locate a child suitable for adoption or if you already have a child in mind for instance a relative then you can have the cda assess the child s suitability for adoption.
Adopting a baby from jamaica.
Complete our free application part 1 so we can get to know a little more about you and your situation.
In order to adopt a child from jamaica you will need to meet the requirements of the government of jamaica and u s.
This typically takes at least four months.
Who can be adopted.
However the law allows persons who are 18 years old to adopt younger relatives.
Prospective adoptive parents seeking an adoption order must reside in jamaica during the pre adoption placement and until the case appears before a jamaican court.
Note that each adoption from jamaica is evaluated individually by the cpfsa and the jamaican courts.
Unlike most foreign country adoptions adoption from jamaica will involve a direct relationship between the adoptive family and the jamaican authorities.
Adoption costs include home study costs travel costs paperwork and a medical exam for the child and adoptive parents.
If you are adopting a relative or identified child please complete this specialized application part 1 identified child.
The adoption board is the only body that has responsibility for adoption of children in jamaica.
Attorneys are not needed for the adoption process from jamaica.
Under jamaican law any person 25 years and older can adopt a child children.
Adoption is the process by which a child s biological parental rights are transferred to the adopted parents.
You must first submit a pre adoption application with the cda to be found eligible to adopt in jamaica.
Only children between the ages of six weeks and 18 years old are eligible for adoption in jamaica.
There are no international fees or agency fees saving thousands of dollars.
Children waiting in jamaica for forever home on jamaica s waiting list range from 5 15 years old and will be developmentally delayed and may have a physical special need.
This service is undertaken for the board by the child protection and family services agency cpfsa who processes all applications.