Adoption Agencies and Information for Botswana
Local law and practice requires a lengthy period of residence in Botswana for both adoptive children and parents during the process. Parents must remain resident with the child in Botswana during a period of foster care and the adoptive child must remain resident in Botswana for one year following issuance of an adoption decree.
ADOPTION AUTHORITY IN BOTSWANA:
Ministry of Labour and Home Affairs
Private Bag 002
Tel: +267 3611100
EMBASSY OF BOTSWANA IN THE UNITED STATES:
Embassy of the Republic of Botswana
1531 New Hampshire Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20008
Tel: +1 (202) 244-4990
For more information about adoption from this country and about adoption agencies that can assist you, please visit the websites below. Prospective adoptive parents are advised to fully research any of the adoption agencies they plan to use for adoption services.
Botswana: Additional Adoption Agencies and Contact Information
*Footnote: The Joint Council for International Children’s Services (JCICS) is one of the oldest and largest membership associations of licensed non-profit international adoption agencies. All of the above adoption agencies are listed as members of JCICS.
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This site is intended as a very general guide to assist adopting persons who are considering the adoption of a child from a foreign country. External links should not be construed as an endorsement of the site, the adoption agencies listed, or of the information contained within the sites