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|Case Number:||Adoption Cause 137 of 2014|
|Parties:||In re Baby A S aka D J|
|Date Delivered:||19 Dec 2014|
|Court:||High Court at Nairobi (Milimani Law Courts)|
|Judge(s):||Rose Edwina Atieno Ougo|
|Citation:||In re Baby A S aka D J  eKLR|
|Case Outcome:||Application for adoption allowed|
|Disclaimer:||The information contained in the above segment is not part of the judicial opinion delivered by the Court. The metadata has been prepared by Kenya Law as a guide in understanding the subject of the judicial opinion. Kenya Law makes no warranties as to the comprehensiveness or accuracy of the information|
REPUBLIC OF KENYA
IN THE HIGH COURT OF KENYA AT NAIROBI
ADOPTION CAUSE NO. 137 OF 2014
IN THE MATTER OF THE CHILDREN’S ACT NO. 8 OF 2001
IN THE MATTER OF AN APPLICATION FOR APPLICATION ORDER IN RESPECT OF BABY A S a.k.a D J
A O W & N K O
1. The applicants A O W and N K O are married and seek to adopt baby A a.k.a D J. A is a Bishop and N is a businesswoman. The couple has no biological child of their own as they have been unable to conceive .They have a son whom they adopted. Baby A was found abandoned on the 30th of January 2012. It is presumed that she was born on the 8th January 2013. The applicants received baby A under their care on the 4th of October 2012 and the child has been under their continuous care. They have taken care of the child’s medical bills and needs. They have bonded well as a family.
2. There is a certificate dated the 18th of September 2012 serial No. [particulars withheld] from the Kenya Children’s Home Adoption Society it states baby A S is free for adoption. The reports from Kenya Children’s Home and Director of Children’s Services are favorable and each recommends that the adoption orders be granted. The applicants are within the age requisite for adoption being 51 and 48 respectively. They love the child and have accorded her a loving home, care and attention. I note that the couple is committed to each other and are socially, morally and spiritually upright and will provide a comfortable home for the child. They are also financially stable to care for the child. There is support too from the extended family and I note that the legal guardian to the minor is the brother of the male applicant. The applicants adopted their son and it has been observed that the said child is thriving under the applicant’s care.
3. The Court therefore finds that it is in the best interest of the child to be adopted by the applicants. I allow the applicants A O W ( A.O.W) and N K O ( N.K.O) to adopt baby A S who shall henceforth be called D J O while and W O W and Dr. J A. N of P.O. Box [particulars withheld],00200 Nairobi shall be the child’s legal guardians should the need arise. The child shall be presumed to be a Kenyan Citizen and shall be entitled to the rights and benefits of a Kenyan Citizen including being issued with a Kenya Passport if need be. I direct the Registrar General to enter this order in the adoption register. I also discharge the guardian ad litem. It is so ordered.
Dated, signed and delivered this 19th day of December 2014.
In the presence of:-
…………………….………………....…………….…….For the Applicants