News from Kenya
Posted by joellennordstrom
Today we finally heard some “unofficial” news from Kenya regarding us and the ongoing process.
It’s not particularly uplifting so we will continue our application / search and hope for something good.
Our file will be sent to the NAC next month. With the current backlog, I doubt it will be reviewed so we will submit further documentation regarding infertility and our reasons for adopting since we already have one living biological child together and 3 bonus kids. We’ll also send information regarding Kasper’s death due to medical negligence and hope that we get a bit of sympathy.
Anyhow, we just got this information from the Swedish Friends of Children regarding the NEW “rules” of NAC:
Update from the visit to Kenya
NAC is composed of ten members, including doctors, lawyers, representative from the State Department, and representatives from NGOs. Common to all members of the Committee, they have experience working with children.
Every third year members in the NAC are replaced. Autumn 2013 were all members exchanged as a result of new government. The new committee is in a learning process, it takes time before they have found their approach.
We have received indications regarding the following, however, we have no official communication from the Authority to us or our partner organizations directly :
– NAC meets once a month, as previously
– Max 10 applications for inter-country adoption is approved per meeting
– Childless couples have priority
– NO to adopt a third child
– Infertility certificates shall be included in the dossier . The reason for adoption must be clear. NAC wants to understand why you want to adopt a child from Kenya, and if one can smoothly get biological children, they are not a priority.
– An update to the consent investigation (home study) is required if the investigation is over a year old when the file is sent to Kenya
Waiting times at the NAC
With the current situation it is very difficult to know how long our applicants must wait before NAC can get an answer. NAC has many applications waiting for answers and they have not yet had time to go through all the applications received from October 2013 onwards.
Our partner organizations will ask for a meeting with the NAC to get a clarification of the guidelines being implemented.
Applicants who have a priority of NAC may continue to send their documents to Kenya.
Non-priority applicants may contact their respective administrators for a discussion.
We can in the current situation not give any details for specific cases as we must await approval from the NAC .
Posted on March 31, 2014, in Adoption Application, Waiting to adopt and tagged adoption application, adoptionsansökan, Barnens Vänner, family, Kenya adoption, Kenya adoption rejection, kenyansk adoption, Little Angels Network, National Adoption Committee. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.