Am I eligible to adopt

We follow guidelines from the Social Welfare Department (JKM), Ministry of Women, Family and Community Development. Applicants may be considered suitable adoptive parents if:

Adopting an infant less than 2 years old

  • You are under 45 years old, married for at least 5 years and are childless or are a couple with fertility issues
  • Have a report from a fertility specialist
  • Are Malaysian citizens or a permanent resident (PR) married to a Malaysian citizen
  • Live and reside in peninsular Malaysia
  • Are physically and mentally fit
  • Have no criminal record
  • Live in a safe neighbourhood
  • Have combined income of at least RM5000


Adopting an older or special needs child (2-18 years old)

  • You are a married couple under 60 years of age
  • A single woman under 60 years
  • Are Malaysian citizens, or a permanent resident (PR) married to a Malaysian citizen
  • Have lived and resided in peninsular Malaysia for more than two years
  • Have no criminal record
  • Live in a safe neighbourhood
  • Have a combined income of at least RM5000

We need good homes

If you are interested in adopting a child, have read the section on adoption in this website and want to check your eligibility to adopt, please complete and submit this form.

We will contact you.