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7. Types of adoption procedures:

There are two types of Adoption Procedures available in Jamaica. One is the application for an adoption order which is completion of an adoption in Jamaica and the other is an application for a license which is given for the child to be released to citizens of scheduled countries to be adopted abroad.

For a child to be adopted he or she must be over six (6) weeks and under the age of eighteen (18) years.  Application must be tendered to the CPFSA at least six (6) months before the child attains their eighteenth birthday.


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