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You can donate using our Bank Account at any ACCESS BANK in Nigeria. Account Name GIDEON ORPHANAGE HOME, ACCOUNT NUMBER: 0028417060 Ilupeju Branch. Or Our UK Bank Account, NATWEST BANK, GIDEON ORPHANAGE HOME, ACCOUNT NUMBER:11196564, SORT CODE:60-24-26, OR donate via PayPal by entering your donation amount and clicking the button (you don't need a PayPal account to donate via PayPal ... you can use credit/debit cards in the normal way). Thank you.

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Gideon Orphanage Home will provide for orphaned children a healthy, caring environment while seeking a loving family for them. We offer a unique approach to facilitate the placement of the children in an adoptive home. We hope to work with private groups and different government bodies throughout Nigeria.

What is Adoption?
Adoption is the legal act of permanently placing a child with a parent or parents other than the birth (or biological) mother or father. An adoption order has the effect of serving the parental responsibilities and rights of the birth parent(s) and transferring those responsibilities and rights to the adoptive parent(s).

At Gideon Orphanage home adoption is free, however children are not released to adoptive parents except some conditions are met.

The adoptive parents need to visit the Adoption section of the Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Welfare, Oke-Ilewo Abeokuta.
Social Development.

Who Can Adopt a Child?

Age limits
If you want to adopt a child, you must normally be at least 21. There is no legal upper age limit. However, Gideon Orphanage Home must also be confident that you will have the energy needed to bring up demanding children and that you health is good enough to be able to offer a stable home.

Couples
Any couple who are married, living together as well as people who are in civil partnership may apply to adopt a child.

Single people
You're allowed to adopt if you're a single person provided you have received approval from the Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Welfare, Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta.

Divorced people
You can apply to adopt a child if you are divorced.

If you have other children
You can apply to adopt if you already have a child of your own.

Past convictions
You will not be allowed to adopt if you have been convicted of, or cautioned about an offence involving children. This also applies to any member of your household aged 18 or over. If you've been convicted of, or cautioned about any other type of offence, legally this will not prevent you from being able to adopt a child.

Employment status
You do not have to be employed, or have a certain level of income to adopt a child. However, an adoption agency will want to find out if you can manage on your income. You must have what Gideon Orphanage Home considers is a sufficient income to provide for the child's requirements.

Health
When you apply to adopt a child, you are required by law to undergo a medical examination. You may have to pay for this. It is unlikely that you will be accepted for adoption of a baby if you have serious ill health, but you may be considered for adoption of an older child. Gideon Orphanage Home will want to ensure as far as possible that you will survive at least until the child reaches adulthood.

The Adoption Process
Visit the Adoption section of the Women Affairs and social welfare. Their office is in Oke Mosan, Abeokuta. They will put you through the series of interviews. Once they are satisfied with their investigations and interviews, a letter of authorization to adopt will be given to you. With this letter in your hand you can visit us at our head Office in Asero Abeokuta. The result of our investigations and availability of babies will enable us grant your desires.

We will like you to consider the following conditions in Adopting a Child; 

  • WE DO NOT CHARGE MONEY FOR ADOPTION.
  • WE DO NOT PROCESS ADOPTION WITHOUT SIGHTING THE ORIGINAL APPROVAL LETTER FROM THE STATE MINISTRY OF SOCIAL WELFARE, OGUN STATE
  • WE DO NOT VISIT HOMES OF ADOPTERS AFTER ADOPTION UNLESS INVITED BY ADOPTERS; THEREFORE DO NOT ENCOURAGE ORPHANAGE STAFF TO VISIT YOUR HOMES. MONITORING OF ADOPTED CHILDREN IS DONE BY THE SOCIAL WELFARE OF OGUN STATE.
  • WE WILL CARRY OUT MEDICAL TEST FOR THE CHILDREN AND ADOPTERS.
  • WE LOVE TO RECEIVE REGULAR REPORTS OF CHILDREN ADOPTED.
  • FINALLY, THE FINAL APPROVAL / RELEASE OF ANY ADOPTED CHILD WILL BE DONE BY THE FOUNDER BEFORE THE CHILD IS HANDED OVER TO THE ADOPTER AND A LETTER OF RELEASE ISSUED BY THE FOUNDER.

 

Events

 

GOODNEWS! GOODNEWS!! GOODNEWS!!!

Gideon Orphanage/Home for the Aged invites the general public to her annual " show me love event" 2017.

Date: 14th february, 2017

Venue: Gideon home premises, 31, Adegboyega street, Asero housing estate, Abeokuta.

Time: 2pm.

........ Come and put a quality smile on the faces of the children and our aged women.

We shall be glad to receive individuals, reputable organisations, societies, clubs,families... Etc.

..... Remember: "show me love event is equal to your "St Valentines day". 

...... So show some love..

 

Host: Chief (Mrs)Oluwatoyin Banjo

Founder/president

For enquiries call: 08068930509,08085779348.

 

 

 

 

SUMMARY OF 2016 ACTIVITIES

  • JANUARY: Our annual New Year  celebration which always draw passionate minds to the kids was observed in other to appreciate God for his love, protection and provision upon the home. Prayers were then raised for the children, founder, trustees, staff and precious supporters of this great vision.

 

  • FEBRUARY: The annual “ SHOW ME LOVE EVENT” took place. It is an annual programme in which the Founder substituted for the general St Valentine’s day. This was design to sensitize the mind of the general public on the need to show more love to the needy and less priviledged in the society. But it came in a new form this time as the less priviledged “Aged women joined the celebration. The Founder of the home surprised the elderly women by establishing an empowerment programme for all of them by given them cash to start up a petit business of their choices even though it has not been official inaugurated. The event was observed at the premises of the Orphanage Home in Abeokuta on the 14th February, 2016.

 

  • MARCH/APRIL: This very month ushered the children and the entire staff into the Easter season. The children were invited to a children easter party organized by a popular Radio Station named” Rockcity Fm 101.9. This programme gave them another profound opportunity to mix with their colleagues from other homes as this gave another sense of belonging. Special attires and delicious meal were also prepared for them in the orphanage by the founder to celebrate the birth and resurrection of Jesus Christ which is actually the reason for the season.

 

  • MAY/JUNE: The children observed the world children’s day in a grand style. The children were invited were as special guest of honour at a children’s party at Obasanjo Presidential Library children Amusement park, it was indeed fun althrough as they all enjoyed themselves with toys, delicious meal, snacks and inspiring words by a child development expert from the Ministry of Women affairs, Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta, Ogun state.

 

  • SEPTEMBER: We celebrated the 7th year anniversary of the home coupled with the official opening of GIDEON HOME FOR THE AGED” which brought lots of important personalities to the Rockcity of Abeokuta. They were: The Wife of the Paramount ruler of Yoruba land” Ooni of ife-  Yeyeluwa Wuraola Ogunwusi, Rep of the State Governor, Rep of the former speaker of Federal House of Representative, Abuja- Rt(Hon)Dimeji Bankole,  Acting Commissioner of women affairs and social development- Mr Sotubo and his Director of Child Development- Mr egbeolowo to mention a few. 

 

  • OCTOBER: Nigeria 56th Independence Day celebration was observed in the Home as the manager of the home- Mr Yemi Ogunmodede used the medium to sensitized the children on the history of their fatherland- NIGERIA  and its border lands.

 

 

  • NOVEMBER: The founder of the Home Held a brief thanksgiving meeting with the elderly women after the official commissioning and she promised to buy them a new attire for the xmas and new year celebration which she announce to hold on the 25th of December, 2016.

 

 

 

 

 

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London Office
Gideon Orphanage Home
1 High Tor View
West Thamesmead
London SE28 0LN
(Reg Charity 1125264)

Tel: +447944691783
+447838187182

Orphanage Home / Office
Admin Manager
Mr Yemi Ogunmodede
35, Adegboyega Street
Asero Housing Estate
Abeokuta Ogun State

Tel:+2348068930509
+2348085779348

Lagos Liaision Office
c/o Mr Olumuyiwa Odeniyi
Olumuyiwa Odeniyi & Co
6, Coker Road
Ilupeju 2nd floor
Right Wing
Lagos

Tel: +234-8135207716