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Notice: Kenyan press reports of ban on adoption by foreigners

The U.S. Department of State is aware of reports in the Kenyan press on November 27 of a Kenyan government decision to ban adoptions of Kenyan children by foreigners.  The U.S. Embassy in Nairobi is working through diplomatic channels to confirm these reports and gather information critical to U.S. adoption service providers and prospective adoptive families.  Additional information will be posted to adoption.state.gov as it becomes available.