Adoption - Grace Akinyi Okoth

Child number: 52973
Not adopted
City, quarter: Rusinga East Utajo
State: Kenya
Father: Jannes Okoth Okeyo, birth 1978, mentally sick
Guardian: Sophia Ogonga, birth 1948, sells firewood
Description of the situation: Grace was born in 2008 as the first born in the family of two children (sister Eunice, in the program ID 52976) and her life was difficult from the beginning. Her mother ran away and no one knew her whereabouts. Their father found a new wife and they were brought up by their step mother who also had her own two children. The step mother later died and father stayed alone with all the children, but he became mentally disturbed and therefore he cannot provide the children with all necessary needs. Grace and her sister Eunice stayed with their grandmother who sells firewood. Family net income is about 3.200 Ksh (32 EUR) per month and it is very difficult to take care of them. There are in total 4 people living in the two roomed mud house. They use solar or kerosene for lighting, get water from the lake and use firewood for cooking. Grace is doing well except she sometimes has a backache. She likes reading story books and playing soccer. In school she prefers Science and in the future she would like to be a teacher. In 2021 she will start to attend class 7 and she will also join the orphanage in our community centre Island of Hope. Her adoption costs 5.600 CZK/ 220 EUR per school term (the amount covers school fees, accommodation, food and governess in an orphanage as well). Will you help Grace to grow up and to have an education?
Contact: Mirka Mrňáková, , tel. +420 728 216 230

The project of remote support „Adoptions of African children“ mediates an access to education for poor Kenyan children without pulling them out of their natural environment and community. This project has been running since 2002 and has helped more than 3500 children. School fees at primary school are CZK 7200 (€300) / year, and at secondary school, college and orphanage are CZK 16800 (€660). The payment can also be broken down into multiple instalments.

Section of detailed information provides an overview of how this projects works. In case you have already chosen a child from our database, you can also find here all the steps to be taken in order to adopt a child remotely.

You can also provide the adoptive children by health insurance, that covers any medical treatment the child needs during 1 year.

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In case you already are an “adoptive parent”, here you will find complementary information and references for adoptive parents about the whole adoption process.

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