November 6, 2012
Notice: Ministry of Justice Provides Prosecutors New Instructions on Kafala Guardianship Decrees
The notice states that its purpose is to ensure the implementation of the existing law. It does not contain any provisions addressing already pending Kafala guardianship petitions. At this time, it is unclear whether prosecutors will formally oppose petitions for Kafala guardianship decrees filed by U.S. citizens which were already pending with the Court at the time the notice was issued.
U.S. citizens wishing to obtain Kafala guardianship of Moroccan children should be aware that the Prosecutors are now obligated to confirm the prospective parents’ Moroccan residency and the courts are requested to deny Kafala orders to foreign PAPs who do not reside in Morocco. Please continue to monitor adoption.state.gov for updated information.
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