LAWS OF ADOPTION KENYA.pdf - MOI UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW ANNEX CAMPUS NAME KEVIN NAM ONGADI REG.NUMBER XXXXXXXX COURSE CODE FLB 402 COURSE TITLE

LAWS OF ADOPTION KENYA.pdf - MOI UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW...

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1 MOI UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW ANNEX CAMPUS. NAME: KEVIN NAM ONGADI REG.NUMBER: XXXXXXXX COURSE CODE: FLB 402 COURSE TITLE: CLINICAL SEMINAR I TASK: Joseph is a six year old orphan ,having lost both parents two months ago in a fatal road accident . Bob is Joseph’s closest relative who lived with Joseph’s parents in his High School years. Bob is now studying in the USA and recently married Peter, his long time boyfriend. Peter is a neurosurgeon with a stable and well paying organization and Bob is studying Cosmetic Dentistry in the local State University. Joseph is currently under the care of Pendo Children’s Home and is regularly visited by his auntie Gertrude, a distant relative who
2 is financially unable to take care of him. Bob wants to adopt Joseph and relocate him to the USA . he has come to you for legal advice. Using the relevant International Instruments and Kenyan Statutes on Family as an institution, Children’s Rights and adoption, Advice Bob SUPERVIOR: XXXXXXX DATE OF SUBBMISSION: 26 TH FEBRUARY 2016 SIGNATURE: …………………………
3 Table of Contents 1.0 INTRODUCTION ....................................................................................................................... 4 1.1 HISTORICAL BACKGROUND OF THE LAW OF ADOPTION IN KENYA .................................. 6 2.0 LAWS ON CHILDREN .............................................................................................................. 7 2.1 INTERNATIONAL LAWS ON CHILDREN ............................................................................... 7 2.2 REGIONAL DOCUMENTATION ............................................................................................ 11 2.3 Specific Provisions in Other International and Regional Instruments .......................................... 12 2.4 Child Protection and Placement Agreements .............................................................................. 17 2.5 THE LAWS OF KENYA ........................................................................................................... 26 3.0 CONCLUSION ......................................................................................................................... 36