An adoption agency/society is an organization that facilitates child adoption by potential adoptive parents. Often these adoption societies will take up care of a child until adoption process starts, and will monitor the well-being of the child after adoption to ensure the child is in good hands. Thus, the major role of adoption agencies is that of oversight. A visit to an adoption society is often useful as most will guide one through the process of adoption. It is important to ensure that the adoption agency the applicant is dealing with is duly registered and holds a valid license issued by the National Adoption Committee.
Here are some of the best known and highly reputable adoption agencies in Kenya.
1. Buckner Kenya
Buckner Kenya is registered in Kenya as an NGO to transform the lives of vulnerable children, and build strong families. Since 2001 Buckner Kenya has maximized on resources and leadership and witnessed exponential growth and expansion in service delivery to the vulnerable.
2. Kenya Children’s Homes
The Kenya Children’s Homes (KCH) was registered in 2005 by the Country’s Adoption Committee of Kenya, to conduct both local and international adoptions. The agency is one of registered adoption agencies in the country. Through the agency, advice and support services are offered for those looking to adopt as well as those offering their children for adoption.
3. Kenyan’s to Kenyan’s Peace Initiative (KKPI) Adoption Society
Kenyan’s to Kenyan’s Peace Initiative (KKPI) is a non-governmental organization that was registered in 2006 and thereafter in 2007 registered as an Adoption Society. It was founded with a purpose of improving the welfare of orphaned, abandoned, vulnerable and destitute children through alleviation of their status and facilitating their integral development.
4. Little Angels Network Society
Little Angels Network is an initiative that was established in 2001 by three professional Christian women out of concern of the plight of the increasing numbers of disadvantaged children in Kenya due to HIV/AIDS, abuse, neglect and abandonment. It was registered as a Society in April 2002 and in January 2005, it was launched as a fully-fledged organization to address issues and concerns of children, now referred to as Little Angels Network Society (LANS).