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There Egyptian laws on adoption vary according to the circumstances or religion of the adoptive parents' religious background. Egypt follows Islamic Shari'a law does not allow for full adoption of a child, but rather foster or guardianships are granted. At least one of the parents much be of Egyptian nationality and between the ages of 25 and 55 years of age. There may not be more than 2 children unless they are old enough to be self dependant. Families must obtain special permission from the Ministry of Social Affairs to provide care for more than one child. There may not be more than 2 children unless they are old enough to be self dependant. There were 3 children adopted from Egypt in 2010.

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Egypt Adoption News

Daily Egyptian - The Blevens, enough said
October 6, 2009, 9:04 am
The Blevens have fostered close to 200 children. . . and they are one great family.
BBC NEWS | Middle East | Egypt jails US 'adoption' couples
September 17, 2009, 9:00 am
In Egypt the adopting couple must be Egyptian, the name of the child must not be changed and the children should not be removed from...
Khaleej Times Online - U.S. couple held in Egypt dreamed of...
February 18, 2009, 12:28 pm
North Carolina couple jailed after Embassy detects forged birth certificates.
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Guest - 6 months ago
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Hi- I'm single and well off, Im 35 yrs and really want to adopt a child can anyone help me in that thanks Noha #1
Tracie - 2 years ago
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My Egyptian husband and I became legal guardians of an Egyptian orphan. I have now returned to UK and want to stay and have applied to adopt her here but its turned into an international nightmare. Any advice #2
Guest - 7 months ago
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what do u mean by it turning a nightmare? #3
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