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Adoption – Am I Eligible To Adopt

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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:

  • 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
  • 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

For more about adoptions in Malaysia please do your research, contact your legal advisor or refer to our section ‘Adoption in Malaysia’ for an overview.

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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.

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