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Title: A Critic of the Law of Adoption in Uganda.
Authors: Alibankoha, Nobert
Keywords: Adoption
Issue Date: Jun-2012
Publisher: Kampala International University, School of law.
Abstract: The research is majorly set to critically examine the law relating to adoption of children in Uganda. Adoption refers to the vesting of parental rights and duties related to a child in the adopters on their application to the court vested with jurisdiction to grant an adoption order. The topic is examining whether the law confirms lo the social, economic needs of Uganda today, whether the law is not an obstacle Lo the adoption practice. The discussion will in ter alia cover the jurisdiction of adoption applications, prerequisites, conditions , consent, inter country adoption, effects of adoption, procedure for adoption, wills by adopter and adoptive parents and revolution of property. The Children Act Cap 59 has got unnecessary technicalities, unreasonable conditions and requirements, a lot of inadequacies, a complicated procedure and effects which defeat the interests of legislation. The major aim is to analyze the law relating lo adoption of children under th e Children Act Cap59 As earlier on noted ,the law is silent on whether the adopted chiidcan voluntarily end the adoption, its very strict and the Act docs not protect the child after the adoption order is granted. The law should be amended to provide for voluntary candidates adoption by the child, the strictness of the law perse is not bad, it should be relaxed to encourage adoption, the !av,, should provide for mechanisms of monitoring and ensuring that the adopted children are safe and a re adequately catered for, the law should not only look at children in foster care homes but also others such as the street children. It is my submission in conclusion that the iaw presupposes a complete and a total separation of a child from his or her natural parent s Lo lhal of the adopter through the effect of the law. However, Lhc law as it stands under the Children Act leaves much Lo be desired, various provisions were omitted and even those are nol perfect in nature'. Thus the law has to a large extent fai led lo conform to the social economic needs of majority Ugandans. Therefore it is highly doubtable whether the law relating lo adoption will leave to the expectations of Parliament if no immediate reforms are not made and effected.
Description: A dissertation submitted to the Faculty of Law as a Requirement for the Partial Fulfillment for the Award of Bachelors Degree in Laws of Kampala International University.
Appears in Collections:Bachelor of Laws

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