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Yes, Kenya has banned adoption of children by foreigners

Kenya has banned the adoption of children by non-citizens, according to an article on Global News.

“Cabinet has today announced an immediate ban on adoption of children by foreign nationals,” it reads

This came after a special cabinet meeting that directed the labour and social protection ministry to formulate a new policy document to regulate the adoption of children by foreign nationals in Kenya.

“The meeting also directed the Ministry of Labour and Social Protection to streamline operations of the Child Welfare Society of Kenya and those of children's homes in the country,” the article says.

The report was posted on Facebook and tagged as possibly false. But it’s correct.

Cabinet announced ban

On 12 September 2019, the Kenyan cabinet announced an immediate ban on the adoption of children by non-Kenyan citizens.

The information was posted on the president’s website.  A link to the announcement was shared on the official Twitter account of State House, the president's residence and office. 

The news was also reported by Kenya’s mainstream media, including Daily Nation, the Standard, the Star and Citizen TV. – Dancan Bwire


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