Iraq Adoption

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This program is: Closed

For both religious and Islamic reasons adoption is prohibited in Iraq. It is illegal for foreigners or non-Muslims to adopt Iraqi children. There is a guardianship system in place in Iraq allowing for families to care for an orphan without the child actually becoming a son or daughter. Foreigners are prohibited from becoming legal guardians of Iraqi children.

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International Waiting Children


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Jessica - 4 years ago
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I'm a young woman (over 18) who would love to give a child the best life she or he can have regardless of their background. I think that these 'laws' are insulting and ridiculous considering there are people out there with good intentions. There are countless of homeless children in Iraq that need loving homes, and it disgusts me that 'foreigners' aren't allowed to adopt them, all because they aren't from the same country/share the same faith. More needs to be done to put a stop to this injustice. #1
Graziella - 3 years ago
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Is it possoble to offer a house and a family to those young women and their children?i a, italian, non married, and i wish to offer accomodations, support, school to a mother and her children. How can i do? #2
Guest - 3 years ago
1 2 4
Can I adopt a Kurdish child ? #3
Rebecca - 4 years ago
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My heart breaks for these orphans. I'd love to be a mommy and give them love that they desperately need. #4
zoxea khan - 1 year ago
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Hi my name is zoxea i from india i have born baby to want parents for adoption so send me mail in nassirmoloumada@gmai­ For more question #5
Rich - 1 year ago
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I live in the US and I am financially stable and can provide a positive and loving home. Would love to adopt. #6
irfan baiate - 4 years ago
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i am iraqi and muslim and live in switzerland #7
Rana - 3 years ago
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Can I "adopt" a child from Iraq if I'm a Muslim Iraqi living in the West? #8

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