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Adopting a child
Seychelles in no exception, adoption is a possibility for child to have a better parent(s) / family or living conditions.

What are the laws pertaining to adoption?

Provisions pertaining to adoption are under the Children’s Act.

Who is eligible to adopt?

Any person above 21 years who is found to be fit and proper to raise a child may apply to adopt a child. Adopt with prior application made to the Supreme Court.

How do I go ahead with the adoption?

You must first of all identify a child. You can identify a child in an orphanage or any other means you wish. Then you must obtain the consent of the natural parent(s) of that child. Undergo medical test to determine medical fitness with regards to raising a child(ren). This applies to both applicant(s) as well as the child(ren) to be adopted. Apply to the Supreme Court of Seychelles.

Where would I get more information about adoption?

Oceangate House
Telephone number: (+248) 281500
Fax number: (+248) 225656

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