- Rules, regulation and procedures relating to the adoption of a child in Sabah and Sarawak are different from those applicable in Peninsular Malaysia. We hereby quote the explanation from https://www.malaysia.gov.my/portal/content/30270 . You may visit the website for further information.
“Adoption In Sabah – Application of registration of adopted children in Sabah is made based on the Adoption Ordinance 1960 (Sabah No.23 of 1960), Native Adoption Regulations 1961 and the Sabah Syariah Court Enactment 2004 and the rules of the Sabah Syariah Court (adoption and adoption practices).
The applicant who wish to register an adoption in Sabah must apply in the relevant court in accordance with the following categories: –
- The Native Court for Sabah children only;
- The High Court for non-citizens and non-natives; and
- The Syariah Court for Muslims “
For more information, please visit the official portal of National Registration Department.
“Adoption In Sarawak – Application of adoption in Sarawak is made based on the Adoption Ordinance 1958 (Sarawak CAP.91) and Adoption Ordinance (Amendment) 2002 (Chapter A100) administered under the State Governance through the District Office. An application of adoption can be made at any National Registration Department in Sarawak.”
For more information, please visit the official portal of National Registration Department.“