Kenyan Government Bans Inter-Country Adoptions to Stop Child Trafficking

The recent ban of inter-country adoptions in Kenya is expected to remain in effect indefinitely. Because the country is ranked tier 2 on the watch list for non-compliance of minimum standards to eliminate human trafficking, the government is cracking down where they can. Coastweek.com reported from Nairobi that there are currently no Kenyan laws specifically protecting the sale and procurement of children.

And so the Cabinet recently approved the ban of adoption by foreigners to help stop this horrific crime. Where money can’t be made from selling children, children will be more protected.

The U.S. Bureau of Consular Affairs has stated that the U.S. Embassy in Nairobi is quickly gathering pertinent information to share with U.S. Adoption agencies and hopeful adoptive families who have already begun adoption processes in Kenya.