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Does Panamanian law permit the adoption of nephews or family members?

By Babygest Staff .
Last Update: 02/01/2017

The law permits the adoption of a relative of second degree of affinity or fourth degree of consanguinity of either spouse, provided a judge approves that the conditions of the adopters are suitable for the adoptee. This means that it is possible to adopt grandchildren, siblings and brothers-in-law (second degree of affinity) and cousins (fourth degree of consanguinity).

Related: Choosing a family member as your surrogate.

Read the full article on: Surrogacy in Panama: Legal Situation ( 66).