ADOPT A CHILD
When last we visited the adoption processes delivered in Jamaica, we said that there were two types: Application for adoption order – an adoption completed in Jamaica and, Application for adoption licence – approval for the release of a child to citizens of scheduled countries to be adopted abroad. Our focus this time is the application for adoption licence. Once you've completed the application process i.e., registration of adoption etc. and the Court has sanctioned the adoption, a licence will be granted for the transfer of the child to the jurisdiction of residence.
Adoption should be in a child's best interest and, therefore, should not be seen as a means for migration, trafficking or removing children from their stable family setting to one of uncertainty and unfamiliarity.