If you are French residents, before you can adopt a child from overseas you need to obtain an adoption license (agréement d'adoption) which can only be granted to you by the Conseil Général of the département in which you live, after quite a few formalities and inquiries by social services, medical services and psychologists. This takes between 6 and 24 months. And this gives you the right to petition to adopt children coming from countries with which France has bilateral adoption agreements. You strictly need to go through an OAA authorized by the French government to process the international adoption procedure in the country of origin. The country of origin has to be a signatory of the Hague treaty. And you cannot "propose" or "choose" yourself the child you will be offered to adopt unless you are blood relatives. You will be offered a match by the French OAA working in the country of origin if any. As of now no OAA operates with Kenya, which makes adoption of Kenyan children by French residents impossible legally.
Unless you have this agréement granted to you, the child will not be allowed onto French territory and adopting without an agréement, or bypassing the OAA procedures, is a criminal offense.
So your first step is to write (in French) to the président du Conseil Général to request an agréement. This will be the start of inquiries.
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