Adoption of Children in Nigeria: Practice and Procedure
THE PRACTICE OF ADOPTION IN NIGERIA IS QUITE NOVEL AS THERE IS A DEARTH OF INFORMATION CONCERNING ADOPTION FOR THE GENERAL PUBLIC . THE NEED TO WRITE THE BOOK AROSE OUT OF THE DESIRE TO MAKE SUCH RELEVANT INFORMATION READILY AVAILABLE TO THE PUBLIC WHO HAVE THE DESIRE TO GIVE A NEEDY CHILD THE BALL OF HIS LIFE. IT DETAILS OUT THE PROCESS OF ADOPTION FROM START TO FINISH. A LOT OF RESEARCH WENT IN TO GIVE IT FLESH AND TO MAKE THE BOOK AND EASY READ FOR EVERYBODY. THE ISSUE OF ADOPTION HAS OVER TIME MOVED FROM PROVIDING A CHILDLESS PERSON WITH A CHILD FOR HIS CONVENIENCE TO CONSIDERING AS FOREMOST, THE BEST INTEREST OF THE CHILD. CHILDREN ARE THE NEXT GENERATION AND AS SUCH SHOULD BE GIVEN A CHANCE, THERE IS NO OTHER WAY THAN TO GIVE SUCH CHILD A HOME AND PROPER GUIDANCE FROM A WILLING AND READY PARENT. THE BOOK CONSISTS OF THIRTEEN WELL STRUCTURED CHAPTERS AND EIGHT APPENDICES. THE APPENDICES CONTAIN RELEVANT STATUES AND PRECEDENTS WHICH WILL BE VERY USEFUL TO READERS WHO ARE NOT LAWYERS. ITS SIMPLIFIED LANGUAGE MAKES IS IDEAL FOR THE GENERAL PUBLIC, LAW STUDENTS WILL FIND USEFUL STUDY MATERIAL IN THE BOOK AND IT IS ALSO A NECESSARY HANDBOOK FOR A LAWYER SEEKING AN INDEPTH KNOWLEDGE AND GUIDANCE ON ADOPTION. IT IS A VERY HADY BOOK FOR THE MAN OR WOMAN SEEKING HELP IN ADOPTING A CHILD. IT IS A BOOK THAT CUTS ACROSS BORDERS.
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