Who Can Adopt from Mali
There are no residency requirements for adoption. However, the Malian authorities tend to view more favorably prospective adoptive parents who are currently living in or have previously lived in Mali.
Age of Adopting Parents
For a married couple, either the husband or the wife must be at least 30 years old. An unmarried woman may adopt a Malian child if she is at least 30 years old.
Adopted children are generally placed with married couples. An unmarried woman may adopt a Malian child if she is at least 30 years old and can demonstrate proof of sufficient economic resources to support the child. Unmarried men may not adopt Malian children.
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