REPUBLIC OF KENYA
IN THE HIGH COURT OF KENYA AT NAIROBI
PROBATE, DIVORCE & FAMILY DIVISION
ADOPTION CAUSE NO. 168 OF 2014
IN THE MATTER OF THE CHILDREN ACT
IN THE MATTER OF AN APPLICATION FOR ADOPTION OF BABY M BY D M N AND G W N
On the 23/6/14 D M N and G W N hereinafter referred to as the applicants filed an originating summons seeking to be authorized to adopt baby M. They seek that the child be called M W M in the event their application is allowed.
On the 18/7/14 the Court appointed P N G be the Guardian Ad Litem of baby Melody. The matter was heard on the 14/11/14. I have read the statement in support of the application by the applicants filed in court on the 23/6/14; the affidavit in support of the statement dated 19/6/14. The applicants state that they have 2 biological children of their own and that they desire to adopt baby M. They received the child in the care on the 15/11/13 and that they have sufficient income, finances and assets to enable them take care of the said child.
A report from Kenya children’s Home the adoption Society was filed on the 17/7/14, it is favorable. Baby M was declared free for adoption and a freeing certificate of serial No. [particulars withhed] was issued. The adoption society recommends that the minor M be adopted by the applicants. The Guardian Ad Litem report too is favorable. The report from the Director of Children’s Services is also favorable. I have observed from these reports that the applicants are committed, able, and ready and determined to adopt the child and that it would be in the best interest of the child to grow up in a family setting and that she has bonded well with her prospective adoptive parents.
The applicant’s 2 children love baby M. The applicants have fulfilled the requirements relating to adoption. The court is satisfied that the applicants qualify and are financially able to take care of the child by providing for her with up keep and a good education. The child has been in their custody for some time. This court finds that it is in the best interests of the child to be adopted by the applicants.
I therefore authorize D M N and G W N the applicants to adopt baby M who shall be known as M W M. The Registrar General is hereby advised to make appropriate entries in the Adopted Children’s Registrar in respect of M W M. The child shall be considered to be a Kenya Citizen. J N N and A W N are appointed as the Legal Guardians of M W M. The Guardian Ad Litem is hereby discharged.
Dated, signed and delivered this 17th Day of December 2014
R. E OUGO
In the Presence of:
………………………………………………………………For the Applicants
M/s Charity Court clerk