Senegal has a one year residency requirement. Also, if the applicants are married, one has to be at least 30 years old and married for 5 years. Single applicants must be at least 35 years old. However, only those who are physically unable to have biological children may adopt a child from Senegal. But, the President of the Republic has the power to make an exception. The exemption must be finalized before filing the adoption request. One adoption was finalized in the year 2011.