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Statistical Analysis of Foster Care and Adoption Rate in Adamawa State (a Case Study of Motherless Babies Home Adamawa State)

Statistical Analysis of Foster Care and Adoption Rate in Adamawa State (a Case Study of Motherless Babies Home Adamawa State)

Statistical Analysis of Foster Care and Adoption Rate in Adamawa State (a Case Study of Motherless Babies Home Adamawa State)



The aims and objectives of the work  include.

  1. To examine causes of adoption of babies
  2. To determine the degree relation between the number of babies and the number of babies adopted
  3. To know whether adoption of babies is independent of sex



Dicey  (1984) identified some the causes of the child abandonment in Africa as poverty, broken homes, of both parents and natural disaster.

There are many factors that can lead to abandonment of child, e.g. poverty, broken homes, unwanted pregnancy death of both parents, natural disasters truancy, runaways, voluntarily placed, incarceration and neglect  which is either due to adverse economic environment, unemployment massive retrenchment or even collapse of business. The poor quality of life has made parents who Dr dicey went further say that child abandonment gives room  for adoption and direct sales of children in Africa or causes the rate of adoption and direct sale of children in Africa, because some of  them are picked up in places like gutters, pit latrines, refuse dumps, bush path and other places like police stations and hospitals where they may be found and taken care of.  For instance, in 2006, Rwanda’s minister of gender and families estimated 1.2 million children were orphaned and vulnerable. But a 2002 UNICEF study estimate 7000 street children lived in Rwanda, 3000 in the capital alone. Their lives are bleak because most of them came from families where poverty has impoverished.  In 2004 UNICEF estimated 311 percent of children aged 5 to 14 were engaged in child labour.

Poverty has as well rendered so many people in Imo state homeless and Nigeria at large. The divorce of both parents is a contributing factor in the problem of child abandonment. Because of divorce which has played a leading role in children been adopted and trained by another person known as the prospective parents.

A child who is born out of wed lock or who is born without adequate preparation may be abandoned in the gutters, pit latrines, or elsewhere. Such a child has no other option than to be given out in adoption for upbringing and caring. Also children who suffer loss of their both parent can be abandoned.  Children who lost their parents to death sometimes may be abandoned or taken to motherless baby’s homes.





The researcher made use of secondary data. The secondary data were collected from the bulletin of social welfare in those motherless homes.


The population of study in this work was the motherless babies homes in Adamawa State.


The sample size of this work covered only two motherless baby homes in Adamawa State which  include charity motherless babies home Yola and motherless babies  home in Mubi North both in Adamawa state.


The sampling techniques used in this work were simple random sampling method. In this method all the motherless babies homes in the States were given equal chance of being selected from which the above two homes were selected for study.



In this chapter the data collected are presented and analyzed.



Data analysis using sample correlation coefficient to compute and ascertain the relation and to determine if adoption of child depends on the sex of the child.

Conclusion: the value or r indicates that there is a strong relationship between the available babies and the number of babies adopted in the home, that is to say that there exists a direct relationship.

CHAPTER FIVE                        



This study reveals the rate of foster care and adoption in Adamawa state and Nigeria at large , from the analysis carried out it has been known that people engage into adoption of babies as result of childlessness , having all male or female children in marriage to mention but a few.

It has been established also that there is a strong relation between the available babies and the number of babies adopted in the home.

It was also noticed from the study that the sex of the babies does not matter in the adoption of babies.


The rate of foster care and adoption in our society has a relationship with the number of babies in the homes.

Also the adoption of babies is independent of the sex of the babies.


After adoption officers of children and women’s affairs department should continue to monitor the welfare and treatment of adopted children for not less than a period of twenty years.

Thus to ensure that:

  1. The child is not abused
  2. The child is not used for rituals

The government should also engage fully into monitoring the welfare of these motherless homes and support them financially.

Individuals and private organizations should also contribute financially and materially to support the welfare of this kids.


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