Orphanage gives out 20 children to certified couples

The Mercy Orphanage in Kaduna State on Monday gave out 20 children for adoption to willing couples who had been certified by the state government.
The Matron of the Home, Patricia Soyebo, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Kaduna, that the children were between the ages of 0 and six months.
Mrs. Soyebo said that the state Ministry of Justice and the Ministry of Women Affairs and Youth Development gave legal backing to the adoption.
“These children were given out to couples who met both the state and the orphanage requirements on child adoption,” she said.
She urged the couples not to expose the children to any form of child abuse as adequate measures would be taken against defaulters.
Mrs. Soyebo said the orphanage has the capacity to house only 78 children, adding that 58 children are left in the Home.
Also speaking, the Director for Social Welfare and Child Development in the ministry of Women Affairs, Aisha Mohammed, warned against illegal child adoption.
She said that measures would be taken to fight illegal child adoption in the state.



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