Adoption Process in Nigeria
In our latest episode of OAL Lawspectives, we delve into the profound topic of Child Adoption in Nigeria. Our experts, Mary-cynthia Okundaye and Omolola Ajibola, shed light on this legal process.
- Legal Bond: Child adoption formalizes the unique, legal bond between adoptive parents and the child. Abandonment of the child by the adoptive parents is a punishable offense.
- Decision-Making Authority: It grants adoptive parents the legal authority to make significant decisions regarding the child’s future, including religion, education, and discipline methods.
- Unchanging Commitment: Similar to a biological parent-child relationship, adoption is a lifelong commitment, bound by love and legal agreements.