Adoption

We help couples in Malaysia to navigate the Malaysian adoption process. We are with you from start to finish.

We do our best to

Ensure each adoption is undertaken in the best interest of the child.

Prioritise support for the adoption triad: child, birth mother and adoptive family

Prevent the abduction, exploitation, sale or trafficking of children

Types of Adoption

Adopt an infant
(less than 2 years old)

OrphanCare operates baby hatches and facilitates adoptions for babies whose birth mothers and parents have chosen adoption.

Adopt an infant
(2-18 years old)

Older children need love, care, attention and family urgently. We urge Malaysians to adopt older children, even a pair of siblings.

Adopt a special needs child

Many special needs children would thrive in the care of a loving family. Adopting children with special needs can be incredibly rewarding and fulfilling.

Steps to adopt a child

Are you thinking of adopting a child in Malaysia? There are a few steps to follow through but worry not; the adoption process is straightforward and not as complicated as you may think.

Adopting a child can be an enormously enriching experience and Orphancare invites families from all ethnic groups and backgrounds.

Here are a few questions to ask if adoption is suitable for you:

  • Why do you want to adopt?
  • Can you prioritise your child’s needs?
  • Do you have a place for him/her in your home?
  • Are you prepared to help her/him get over physical and emotional trauma?
  • Can you provide financial security for the child?
  • Do you have people to go to for advice, help and support?

 

Suppose you have confidently answered all these questions positively, great!

Children available for adoption range in age and background. Those most in need of a family are older children (2 – 18 years old) and children with special needs. Older children are left languishing in institutions until age 18, at which point they have to leave.

OrphanCare adoption services arrange the adoption of older children, special needs children and babies who come through our baby hatches, orphanages and other care facilities.

Adopt an infant (less than 2 years old)
OrphanCare operates baby hatches and facilitates adoptions for babies whose birth mothers and parents have chosen adoption.

Adopt an older child (2-18 years old)
Older children need love, care, attention and family urgently. We urge Malaysians to adopt older children, even a pair of siblings.

Adopt a special needs child
Many special needs children would thrive in the care of a loving family. Adopting children with special needs can be incredibly rewarding and fulfilling.

Next, we would need to see if you are eligible to adopt. Adopters can be from any walk of life or background. We seek people with different skills and backgrounds regardless of gender, religion, ethnicity or marital status.

Unfortunately, OrphanCare does not provide adoption facilitating services to residents living in East Malaysia (Sabah, Sarawak and Labuan). This is because the East Malaysian adoption law differs from the adoption law of Peninsula Malaysia. But, bear in mind, if you are a citizen from East Malaysia but are currently living in Peninsular Malaysia, you may be eligible to adopt. Please refer to the table below for further information regarding the criteria.

OrphanCare does not provide international adoption services. This includes adopting children from other countries or non-local couples that do not have Malaysian citizenship that are looking to adopt.

These set criteria differ if you are interested in adopting an infant, an older child or a child with special needs. It also differs if you are a married couple or single. Applicants that may be considered suitable adoptive parents if:

You are adopting an infant (less than 2 years old)

  • You are under 45 years old
  • Married for at least 5 years and childless and/or married for less than 5 years and have proven fertility issue
  • 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
  • Physically and mentally fit
  • Have no criminal record
  • Live in a safe neighbourhood
  • Have a combined income of at least RM5000 per month

 

You are a married couple under 60 years of age

  • You are a married couple under 60 years of age
  • A single woman under 60 years old
  • Are Malaysian citizens, or a permanent resident (PR) married to a Malaysian Citizen
  • Physically and mentally fit
  • Have no criminal record
  • Live in a safe neighbourhood
  • Have a combined income of at least RM5000 per month

 

To quicken the process, you may also take this eligibility questionaire below curated by OrphanCare that will determine if you are eligible or not. If you have passed this eligibility quiz, OrphanCare’s adoption team will be notified automatically and you will be able to start your adoption journey seamlessly.

Congratulations! You have passed all the eligibility requirements to adopt!

What’s next? You will be redirected to the payment page to pay the non-refundable registration fee of RM50. To which, the OrphanCare Adoption team will automatically be notified and will get back to you via email with the adoption registration form, detailed questionnaire and the list of necessary documents required for you to prepare.

After the completion of the form is completed, you will then be interviewed by the OrphanCare team.

This interview will be done face-to-face to further process your eligibility, as our best interest is always of the child. We would want to ensure that the children being adopted will have the best love and care of a family they deserve. You may also ask a few questions regarding the adoption process, in which we will guide you through the process following the JKM approved adoption guidelines. Do note that we are not an adoption agency, but we help facilitate adoption and make the process much smoother for you and the child.

After the interview process, one of our social workers will come and visit your home for a pre-house inspection. This is for us to ensure that the baby or child that you are adopting will be in a safe environment as they grow. Do note that there will be a few more house inspections post-adoption in the span of 2 years.

Afterwards, you and your partner will have to attend and complete a one-day compulsory pre-adoption training workshop that OrphanCare will organise.

In this workshop, we will help manage expectations and you can network with other potential adoptive parents who may end up as your supporting friends in the future to keep in touch and share experiences with.

You have now successfully completed all the necessary requirements needed to be adoptive parents.

Next, your name would be put on a waiting list until there is a baby or a child to be adopted. You will be contacted and updated once we have matched you with a baby. With this, we would like to note that the adoptive parents will also be responsible for the necessary costs of the hospital fees for the child and the birth mother’s hospitalisation fees.

However, if you are interested in adopting an older child, the waiting list would be different. The cost would also differ.

Finally, the last step of the adoption process is finalising the adoption, which is essentially a legal proceeding where the adoptive parents will be granted legal custody over the child. The OrphanCare team will guide you through the process. After the legal process has been completed, the adoptive parents can finally bring their child home. And worry not, for the first two years of the adoption, the social workers of OrphanCare will ensure post-adoption support to keep track and help you through the adaptation period.

Adoption is indeed a life-changing experience that has an incredible impact on everyone in the process. We truly appreciate your wonderful intention to adopt and help save children and give them a chance to live their lives with the love and care of the family they deserve.

We wish you an incredible and pleasant adoption journey.

Am I Eligible?

This simple assessment, curated by OrphanCare, will determine your eligibility according to JKM and OrphanCare’s terms and criteria. If you have passed this eligibility assessment and have made the registration payment, OrphanCare’s adoption team will be notified automatically and you will be able to start your adoption journey seamlessly.

Note: Registration fee is RM50. A soft copy of your fertility report in PDF or DOCX is optional for this eligibility test. If you do not have one you may bring along a printed fertility report during the official application process.

Adoption Stories

Adoption stories are always powerful and heartwarming to hear and read. Adoption has given so much impact in the lives of parents and the children involved. These are just some of the stories that have impacted us so much at OrphanCare.