Lebanon Adoption

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In Lebanon, adoption is a religious occurrence. Because of this, any adoption proceedings are supervised by church and religious authorities. However, under Shari'a law, traditional adoptions, as we know them in the United States, are not allowed in Lebanon.

Instead, guardianship can be granted. After guardianship of the child has been attained, the potential adoptive parents can finalize the adoption in the United States. If the orphanage is a Christian institution instead of under Shari'a law, adoption is recognized and embraced. If the child is Catholic, one of the parents must also be Catholic. Prospective adoptive parents must be at least 40 years old and 18 years older than the child, in most cases. Armenian Orthodox adoptions require the age difference to be at least 15 years. In 2011, four children were adopted from Lebanon.

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Travel Required: Yes

Convention Country?: No

Singles Accepted: Yes

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alfonso dedel - 2 years ago
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my sister they have a son came from lebanon the name of a father is walid abraham romweary and the son here in a philippines my sister and also this person walid abraham romweary not co0mmunacate now....my sister she want a penancial for this person can you help me how penans or other how to locate this person because i dont have knowledge how to locate that person chat me if you know................thank you and more power god bless you............. i hope your kind and consideration? i love you all.......... #1
Guest - 3 years ago
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Hello, if we r a lebanese couple, how can we adopt a Lebanese child? We r both cheisyian #2
Guest128 - 3 years ago
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If you are a single woman who is not of Lebanese descent, can you still adopt from Lebanon? #3

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