During its latest session, the adoption panel met and vetted four prospective adoptive parents. The Adoption Panel which is chaired by the Government of Uganda under The Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development through Mark Riley comprises of Zainah Nakubulwa a supervisor with KCCA Probation Officer, Ruth Matoya a child counselor with Healing Talk, Christina Sempebwa an adoptive parents, Rogers Mbazira of Viva Crane and Nandi Ketty a police representative attached to the Child and Family Protection Unit.
After the Social Work Team completes their assessment of the prospective parent this report is presented to the panel which then meets to review the report and meet the prospective adoptive parent. Upon approval by the panel, the parent is then matched with a child and the bonding process starts
This is what Amelo an adoptive parent posted on our Ugandans Adopt Facebook page about her experience with the Adoption Panel , “I went through the adoption panel assessment last year. It was not as daunting as I imagined… Keep up the good work!”
Currently at Malaika Babies Home we have 25 children in our care. The social work team is in the process of working with families to resettle or find permanent foster care families for the rest of the children.
We are reaching out to other childcare institutions in Uganda to invite them to attend Panel if they have children who are available for adoption so the Panel can match them with our waiting list of Ugandan adoptive parents. Please contact [email protected]if you would like further information.
For more on the Adoption Panel, watch the video below: