Due to residency requirements, Uganda adoption programs have been quite limited; however, recent news is that the requirement that applicant(s) must have lived in Uganda for three years and fostered the child for 36 months has been lifted. Consult your adoption professional for details. In 2011, citizens of the United States adopted 207 children from Uganda.
Visit the Adoption Directory for Uganda Adoption Agencies and other professionals and services.
Travel required: Yes, in-country residency (see above)
Convention Country?: No
Singles accepted: Yes, to adopt same gender
Other: Immigrant Visas are processed at the US Embassy in Nairobi.
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