CHILD ADOPTION: ALTERNATIVE TO INFERTILITY OR CHILDLESSNESS

Department of Biology, Adeyemi College of Education, Ondo, Ondo State, Nigeria

M.R. IbukunOluwa (mojibukun@yahoo.com)

*Corresponding Author: M.R. IbukunOluwa

Email: mojibukun@yahoo.com (+2348030425134, +2348073836001)

Annual National Conference of the School of Science, (ANCOSOS) Adeyemi College Of Education, Ondo, Ondo State, Nigeria. Which will take place 7th - 10th November 2016.

Abstract

Adoption is the act of legally taking another's child and bringing it up as one's own. The parentage could be known or unknown. Adoption could be contracted legally and could be done in diverse ways. This paper focuses on practices of child adoption by childless couples, it also examines knowledge and attitude regarding child adoption practices and issues of support to infertile couple by reproductive health workers, social welfare system and non governmental organization having stake in adoption. Adoption should be seen as a management option for infertility, proper handling of it will allow for better and improved adoption practices among childless couples.

Keywords: Child adoption, Infertility, Childlessness.