International Adoption » Jamaica
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The Jamaica program is open to British Columbia families only. The Jamaica program is offered in partnership with our facilitator, Cornerstone Adoption Agency.
Persons applying to adopt from Jamaica must be “domiciled” in Jamaica – that is, born in Jamaica or living in Jamaica permanently. Jamaicans living abroad may be required to reside in Jamaica for 6 months. Applicants can be married. Applicants adopting a child that is not related to them must be over 25 years of age. Applicants adopting a child that is related to them must be over 18 years of age.
Children from 6 weeks to 18 years of age can be placed for. Most, non-relative children available are over the age of 4. Children available for adoption are Wards of the State and the Court has dispensed with the consent of the parents, or are children who are released for adoption by their parents.
It is difficult to provide a specific time frame for the adoption process as the political situation and legislation of any country is subject to change.
Once an application is received and the home study is approved, CHOICES will assist in completing your paperwork and preparing the dossier for Jamaica. In collaboration with our facilitator, we will guide and assist you through all phases of the adoption process while ensuring all requirements met both in Canada and in Jamaica. More information on the adoption process can be found here.