Morocco Fast Facts:
- 2011 adoptions: 46 children
- Hague Accredited: No
- Profile of Children: 64% of adopted children are male (2010); 48% of children are one year to four years old.
- Parent Ages: No requirements.
- Family Status: Married couples and single females may adopt from Morocco. Same-sex couples and unmarried couples may not adopt. Adopting parents must be Muslim and in good mental and physical health, as documented by a doctor working in Morocco.
- Travel: Both parents must travel to Morocco.
- Timeline: Receiving kefala can take three weeks to six months.
In Morocco, adoption is more accurately defined as custody, called kefala. A child is granted kefala status by the Moroccan court, but is only legally adopted once s/he reaches the United States.
For more information, visit www.adoption.state.gov. View photos and get parent-to-parent advice in our online community, www.adoptivefamilies
Helpful Web Resources for Morocco Adopters