UGANDA: Residency and Fostering Requirements

Last Updated: June 17, 2020

Under the Children Act and 2016 Amendment (collectively “the Act”) prospective adoptive parents must satisfy one year of residency and one year of supervised fostering in Uganda. The Ministry of Gender, Labour, and Social Development (MGLSD) and the Ministry of Justice have communicated to the U.S. Embassy in Kampala the residency and fostering requirements must be satisfied in person.  Failure to satisfy the residency and fostering requirements may provide grounds for the MGLSD to seek a rescission of an adoption order

If you have questions about this notice, please contact the Department of State’s Office of Children’s Issues via email at  Please continue to monitor our website for updates on adoptions in Uganda.