Uganda Adoption Overview


Program Updates


International Program Team Lead: Alexis Sullivan



Children Available: 6 months to 12 years old at the time of referral

Parent Requirements: 25 to 55 years old. 55 and over considered on a case by case basis. Couples married at least 2 years or single women. Orphanages require a religious statement and a referral from the family’s place of worship.

Travel Requirements: Families are required to live in Uganda and foster their child for 12 months. At the conclusion of the one-year fostering period, families should anticipate spending an additional 3 to 6 months in-country for court, finalization, and US Embassy appointments.

Adoption Timeline:  3 to 6 months from dossier submission to referral of a child. The 12-month fostering period begins immediately after your referral.

Uganda Program Highlights

  • Few African countries are open for international adoption.
  • Available children are 6 months and older at the time of referral
  • CAS has a reputable network of partner orphanages and in-country representatives across Uganda.
  • Adoptive families are in-country together, giving parents the opportunity to support each other through the initial bonding period.