Jamaica Adoption

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This program is: open

Children available for adoption are boys and girls, from infants to older and special needs children. In 2011, U.S. citizens adopted approximately 100 children from Jamaica.

Visit the Adoption Directory for Jamaica Adoption Agencies and other professionals and services.

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Travel required: Both (if married) must travel for the initial application and personal interview.

Convention Country?: No

Singles accepted: Yes

Other: Anecdotal evidence is that most adoptions from Jamaica are relative adoptions.

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Jamaica Adoption News

The child must know - Teenage - JamaicaObserver.com
May 3, 2011, 9:59 am
Showing genuine, unconditional love towards children is crucial part of their development.
Christians Urged to Foster Children - Jamaica Information...
February 24, 2010, 11:53 am
There are about 1,189 children in foster care and Mrs. Clarke said that the programme needs to be expanded in order to get children...
'The overseer' mothers hundreds - JamaicaObserver.com
November 9, 2009, 11:13 am
The 82-year-old pastor has also seen to the establishment of 19 churches, both locally and abroad - some of which her foster children...
Majority prefer adoption over abortion - JamaicaObserver.com
September 30, 2009, 10:25 am
Interviewers polled individuals between the ages of 18 and 65 and overwhelmingly determined that adoption was by far a better decision.
Foster Care Up in Jamaica
June 16, 2008, 8:08 am
Statistics reveal that as at April 2008, there were 805 foster parents across the island, up from the 785 who were in the system up to...
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