Child Adoption In Nigeria

Jul 9, 2019

Legal adoption is the act of legally or legitimately taking a child to be taken care of as your own. It is the legal process of becoming a non-biological parent. Legal adoption of children is on the increase in Nigeria and with it rising cases of child trafficking and kidnapping of children to feed the unending demands of desperate women and childless couples. The first mode of adoption leads to happiness and a clear conscience while the second is a crime that ultimately leads to misery and permanent guilt.

All States in Nigeria, including the Federal Capital Territory, have made accommodation for legal adoption by enacting laws in that regard. Thus, adoption is the act of legally or legitimately taking a child to be taken care of as your own. It is a legal process of becoming a non-biological parent.