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Building Your Family: Getting Started in Lesotho Adoption

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Lesotho Adoption

Lesotho Fast Facts:

  • 2011 adoptions: 10 children
  • Hague Accredited: No
  • Estimated Total Cost: $15,000 to $30,000
  • Profile of Children: All children adopted in 2010 were over the age of one year.
  • Parent Ages: Parents must be 25 years or older, with one parent at least 21 years older than the child.
  • Family Status: Married couples and singles can adopt. Cohabiting couples can't adopt jointly, but one partner may adopt singly. Single men and gay couples can't adopt. If adoptive parents have any children over nine years of age, they must consent to the adoption.
  • Travel: Parents are required to travel to Lesotho for lengthy stay. Parents and child must also appear at consulate in Johannesburg, South Africa, for visa.
  • Timeline: 12 to 24 months from dossier submission to final placement.

Lesotho Adoption Directory

Find an adoption agency placing children from Lesotho in your state:


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Completely surrounded by the Republic of South Africa, Lesotho is a small, landlocked country and enclave in southern Africa. Since 2009, Americans for African Adoptions, Inc., has been the only agency though which the U.S. adoptions from Lesotho can be processed. Custody laws can vary by region, which may complicate the adoption process. Processing time may become longer, owing to changes in Lesotho's adoption policies, which were announced in February 2011.

For more information, visit www.adoption.state.gov. View photos and get parent-to-parent advice in our online community, www.adoptivefamilies
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Helpful articles from Adoptive Families magazine

Helpful Websites for Lesotho Adopters