The kafala family has the right to change the child's first name. The family also has the right to change either the the child's second name or last name. This modification typically involves incorporating the kafala father's first name OR the family name while keeping the rest of the child's name distinct from the kafala father's name. For instance, if the child's original name is Ahmed Ali Hussein and the kafala father's name is Yahya Abd Al-Ghani Al-Khouli, the family may choose to change the child's first name (Ahmed) to (Mazen) and replace either the second name (Ali) with the kafala father's first name (Yahya), while retaining the rest of the child's name. Alternatively, they can also change the kafala child's family name, replacing it with the father's family name. Consequently, the child's name may become "Mazen Yahya Hussein" or "Mazen Ali Al-Khouli".
Currently, it's not permissible; only married couples and single women above 30 are eligible for kafala.
Yes, and you can find the rest of the kafala eligibility criteria here: 1- Either one or both spouses must acquire Egyptian citizenship.2- Applicants must be between 21 and 60 years old. If a single woman applies, she must be at least 30 years old and obtain her family's consent if she plans to live with them along with the child.3- A stable source of income is required.4- A suitable residence for the family and the child must be available.5- If the family has biological children, the youngest child must be at least two years old.To initiate the kafala process, kindly register on the Ministry of Social Solidarity's website. Next, gather these documents. Then, take the documents to the Directorate of Social Solidarity located in your residential area.
Yes, you can apply for kafala, and we encourage you to take this step. You can learn about all the necessary steps and required documents here.
Yes, you can. One of the required documents is a copy of the apartment contract, whether it is owned or rented. You can learn more about the required documents here.
Yes, you have the option to sponsor a child in an orphanage through a financial sponsorship program. However, we do not have the details of the procedures since Yalla Kafala's main focus is to raise awareness about child kafala at home. If you wish to proceed with sponsorship, you will have to personally visit an orphanage and select the child you wish to sponsor. You can also learn more about the differences between financial sponsorship and kafala at home here:
Certainly, any individual who has overcome cancer has the opportunity to apply for kafala. They simply have to follow the standard procedures, and the final decision is left for the local committee, which assesses the family's eligibility for kafala.
Yes, you can. You will need to prepare documents for all sources of income, including bank statements, employment contracts, and tax reports.
Kafala in Egypt is only legally available for 3 months to 18-year-old children.
The amount of money paid to the ministry is deposited into an account registered under the name of your kafala child. The money does not go to any responsible party during the kafala procedures and only the child will have the authority to access and utilize this fund when they reach the age of 18-year-old.
Raising a child comes with great responsibility, so being afraid is only a natural feeling. However, we can assure you that all kafala parents felt the same way at some point during their kafala process, yet they can all confirm that kafala has been the most beautiful decision they ever took.
It is acceptable for the residence to be registered under your mother's name. However, you are required to provide evidence of that it is your place of residence, which can be verified through your national ID or any legal documentation. Additionally, you must obtain the consent of your mother and any other family member residing in the same household. It is also a requirement to have a stable source of personal income and ensure that there is an appropriate room within the family home designated for the child.
In cases of fertility challenges, the requirement for a three-year marriage duration will not be enforced.
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Both spouses must be present in Egypt during the kafala process.
The new draft of Egypt's child law incorporates discussions about the rights of kafala children, but it is still at the discussion phase and has not been enacted yet.
It depends on the internal regulations of each sports club. Some sports clubs apply the same regulations on both kafala and biological children, while others require the family to apply for a new membership. Inquire about this within your club.
It varies depending on the health insurance authority affiliated with the kafala parent's company. Some authorities allow the inclusion of kafala children, while others refuse to enroll kafala children. Inquire about this within your company.
Yes, we have a general group on Facebook that's for everyone, feel free to join: https://www.facebook.com/groups/272558447652906
Traveling with the sponsored child without the approval of the Ministry of Social Solidarity is not allowed. You can inform the responsible employee about your file to know the required procedures for obtaining the child's travel permit.
For any inquiries or to schedule an appointment with a specialist, please contact us at 01006819181.
The I-score certificate is a certificate provided by the bank of your family, indicating the loans the family has obtained from the bank.
Yalla Kafala is not an orphanage. Yalla Kafala is an organization with the aim of raising awareness about Kafala and helping families understand all the procedures, requirements, and documents needed for child Kafala. Our vision is building the best possible future for orphans and kafala families, and our mission is advancing quality care for orphans by advocating, educating, and developing resources for growing families.
If you wish to apply for Kafala, you can register through the Ministry of Social Solidarity's website and then prepare the required documents and visit the Social Solidarity Directorate in your residential area.
Send us your CV mentioning the charitable activities you have participated in via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
To learn more about Yalla Kafala Foundation's activities, you can watch this video: Link to Facebook Video
To find out more about Yalla Kafala Foundation, visit our official website at: www.yallakafala.org
Telling your child the truth about their kafala is crucial for their psychological well-being and identity formation.
There are several key points to consider when approaching this conversation with your children:
1- The younger the child is when they are informed, the better the results tend to be.
2- Informing the child of the truth is not a one-time event, but an ongoing process throughout the child's life, adjusted according to their age.
3- Telling the child the truth should be done in simple and age-appropriate ways. Initially, it's best to avoid sharing too many details. Children seek more information as they grow. Always maintain clarity and honesty and avoid lying or distorting Kafala events.
4- You can start with children at the age of 3 by reading stories about Kafala, available on the Yalla Kafala YouTube channel. Afterwards, you can tell the child their own kafala story using personal photos, making them the hero of their tale.
5- Recognize that your perception of kafala will impact your child's perception. If you tell your child their kafala story with sadness and despair, they might absorb these feelings and feel the same way about their kafala. Conversely, if you tell their story with pride, emphasizing the joyful moments and explaining why you feel fortunate about their kafala, your child will most likely feel proud of their kafala journey and happy to be part of their kafala family.
6- If your child is seeking answers that you do not have information about, be honest and tell them that you do not have this information, but are willing to help them find it if they want.
7- Acknowledge that the kafala child has an unknown past that they are not responsible for. So, it's normal for the child to have feelings of longing for their biological family, even if they've never met them. This longing does not diminish their love for their kafala family. Therefore, it's essential to respect and acknowledge their feelings and help them express them in healthy ways.
8- Follow Yalla Kafala's page to learn about the schedules of positive parenting workshops and how to tell your child the truth.
There is no specific duration for completing the Kafala procedures. It depends on several factors, including the availability of documents with the family, the schedule of local committees, and security clearance. However, the process typically takes from 3 to 6 months.
Feel free to send your resume to us via email:
For Egypt's branch: To inquire about our work hours and schedule a visit, please reach out to us at 01006819181.
For the US Branch: To inquire about our work hours and schedule a visit, please reach out to us at 4152465007.
Yalla Kafala has two branches, one in Egypt and one in the US:
Egypt Branch: 24 Al Lasilky St., New Maadi.
US Branch: 15 Onondaga Ave, San Francisco, CA, United States, California.
Details of each workshop are provided on Yalla Kafala pages when their schedules are set. To find details and schedules of upcoming workshops, follow our social media pages.
Yalla Kafala provides two types of training designed to qualify families for Kafala:
Mandatory Training: This training is conducted under the supervision of the Ministry of Social Solidarity and successful completion is a prerequisite for families seeking approval for Kafala.
Positive Discipline Workshops: These are additional workshops for families interested in enhancing their child-rearing skills and learning more about the proper parenting methods."
There are no fees. The application is free of charge
It depends on the Social Solidarity Directorate in your residential area; some directorates allow any laboratory, while others require specific laboratories.
Kindly reach out to us at 01006819181 to receive a list of the orphanages where children available for kafala are located.
To contact Yalla Kafala Organization: 01006819181
It is advisable that you seek legal counsel to draft the necessary form.
You need to submit the papers at the Family and Childhood Office in the Social Solidarity Directorate of your residential area
1- Either one or both spouses must acquire Egyptian citizenship.
2- The age of the applicants must be between 21 and 60 years old. If a single woman applies, she must be at least 30 years old and obtain her family's consent if she plans to live with them along with the child.
3- A stable source of income is required.
4- A suitable residence for the family and the child must be available.
5- If the parents applying for kafala have biological children, the youngest child must be at least two years old.
To start the Kafala procedures, follow these steps:
1. Register on the Ministry of Social Solidarity website (Application link).
2. Prepare the required documents and then submit them to the Social Solidarity Directorate in your residential area (Application documents link).
3. Follow these steps (Kafala steps link).