How do you go about adopting children in Samoa? And at what age is the cut off limit? Thanks.
Called NZ Citizenship office to see what was required and asked me to get advice from a Family Court Lawyer. So I came across the website and thought I'd give you a shot.
American Samoa or Samoa?
I am unsure what the Australian connection is? Is the child in Australia?
Your question has come through to the Australian Legal Question section.
No. They are in Samoa living with my grandmother which is why I am asking the question as I live here in Queensland. My cousin who I am willing to adopt is probably between the ages of 15 - 17 and that is why I asked about the age cut off. Thanks
Okay, well the process for adopting a child from Samoa generally includes the following steps:
The deparment you need to liase with to get this done is the Ministry of Justice & Courts Administration who can be reached on (685) 22-671.
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So in other words you really can't help me, I would have to ring Samoa. Is this the case? I already have in mind who I want to adopt, so I don't really want to be put onto a list of children who need adoption, but would have to check with Samoa Ministry is this also right? Thanks
Q: I would have to ring Samoa. Is this the case?
A: The process would have to be done from there, yes - that's correct.
I was advised to consult with a Family Court Lawyer. Do you know anything in this field? I think this would give me better direction on what is required eg. documentation etc. Please advise. Thanks.
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