Re Nakawesa, Namanda & Katongole (infants) (ADOPTION CAUSE NO 164 OF 2011) [2011] UGHC 107 (2 August 2011);


Search Summary: 

In this petition, the applicants sought for an adoption order relating to the three children, permission to travel with the children to the USA where the applicants resided and that costs of the application be provided for. The applicants stated that they were Ugandans residing in the USA, and close relatives to the minors by blood, whose parents had all died living them as orphans under the care of their struggling old grandfather.


It was further stated that the applicants had been taking care of the children financially ever since the death of their parents, and that they had been well recommended by all the relevant agencies in the USA that dealt with matters of adoption.


The applicants further submitted that it was in the best interest of the children for the court to grant the applicants the orders sought.

Headnote and Holding: 

The court considered the issues of whether the applicants qualified for the grant, and whether it could award costs. From the evidence that was produced, the court found that the applicants qualified to be granted the order, and that they had fostered the children as it was required under the law under the supervision of the Probation and Welfare Officer.


The court therefore, granted the adoption order, with no order as to costs.


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