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Why Choose Uganda?

Uganda Adoption

EAC is working in cooperation with the Department of Youth & Child Affairs to complete adoptions from Uganda. The Uganda program is currently needing many new families! There are many orphans waiting for a forever family.

February 2014 -
Debra and Robin are in Uganda! Check out more about their trip in their blog here!


Help the Children of Uganda

The Children

Children Available for Adoption in Uganda
  • Boys and girls, Infants, toddlers and children up to 15 years of age. The average age of children is around 3 years of age.
  • There are many sibling groups that are waiting for a family.
  • Relatively healthy and special needs children available
  • Children in orphanage care due to abandonment or relinquishment as a result of social or cultural concerns, extreme poverty and/or loss of parent(s)
  • Each child receives a medical screening for HIV/AIDS and other illnesses prior to referral
  • At time of referral, families receive a child study that includes health and development assessment, family and social history, and photo.


Travel Requirements

Travel Requirements for a Uganda Adoption
  • 1st trip of 2-3 weeks (Court)
  • 2nd trip of 7-14 days (Embassy)
  • Trips can be combined for approximately 6 weeks
  • Both parents required to travel, one parent may return to the US after the legal guardianship order is issued.


Time Frame

Time Frame for a Uganda Adoption
  • 2-6 months from dossier to referral


Post Adoptive Requirements

Post Adoptive Requirements for a Uganda Adoption
  • Post placement reporting required by Uganda and EAC  
  • Parents register adoption with the Ugandan Embassy in Washington D.C. 
  • Adoption finalized according to state law where parent(s) reside