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Alert: Parliament of Uganda Passed Amendments to Uganda’s Children’s Act

On March 2, 2016, the Parliament of Uganda unexpectedly passed the 2015 Children’s Act Amendment Bill. The bill is now pending President Museveni’s approval prior to becoming law. Embassy Kampala is in contact with the Ugandan government to obtain a copy of the bill and ultimately to understand how the bill may affect currently pending and future legal guardianship and adoption cases in Uganda.   

The Department will post further information regarding this matter as it becomes available on adoption.state.gov.