Morocco Adoption Fast Facts

Wondering how to adopt from Morocco? Find statistics, prospective parent requirements, and an average budget and timeline.

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Moroccan courts award guardianship known as “Kafala” to prospective parents, so the child can immigrate and be adopted once in the U.S. Moroccan residency is not a legal requirement for Kafala, but prosecutors may request proof of residency at any point in the process.

For more up-to-date information on how to adopt from Morocco, visit the Morocco page of the U.S. State Department’s website. Get parent-to-parent advice and support in the International Adoptive Families group in our online community, Adoptive Families Circle.

Search the National Infertility & Adoption Directory for adoption agencies placing children from Morocco.

Morocco Adoption Fast Facts

  • 2016 Adoptions: 21 children
  • Hague Country: No
  • Estimated Total Cost: Unknown
  • Profile of Children: 77% of children are 2 years and younger. 64% are boys (2015).
  • Parent Ages: Prospective adoptive parents must be at least 25 years old.
  • Family Status: Married couples and single women are allowed to adopt. Morocco does not recognize same sex marriage. Parents must be Muslim.
  • Travel: Parents are required to travel to Morocco for the adoption.
  • Timeline: The process can range from three months to two years.

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