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Katie Price’s dream of adopting a Nigerian orphan could be over already

Officials said she was unlikely to be approved.

Katie Price’s adoption dream could already be crumbling, with officials claiming she’s unlikely to be approved.

The Loose Women star – who already has five biological children – claimed she was looking into adoption in an appearance on This Morning earlier this week.

She said that a chance encounter with a woman who works in a Nigerian orphanage had led to her decision to pursue adoption.

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“I’ve always said I’ve always wanted to adopt a child,” she said. “I don’t care if they’ve got disabilities – just because I feel I can offer a place.”

She went on to say that she’d wanted to adopt for years, but that there were barriers to adopting overseas as it can be hard to bring children back to the UK.

“It’s so hard to adopt over here,” she said. “It’s so hard. It’s easy to adopt abroad but it’s hard bringing them back to this country.

“I’ve looked into it for ages. So now I’ve met this woman, hopefully, something will happen.”

But she could find things are even more difficult that she’s expecting, according to one of Nigeria’s top family law firms, Resolution Law Firm.

Speaking to The Sun, their spokesperson said that there are stringent requirements for adoptive parents that Katie does not meet.

“International adoption is very difficult in Nigeria, they only usually allow it with people from Nigerian descent,” he said.

“It’s impossible if she has a criminal record or is currently being charged.”

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Katie is currently facing trial for drink driving, and was recently fined for driving while disqualified.

Nigeria has established its own set of rules for prospective adoptive parents, which could prove a barrier to Katie, particularly after her tumultuous year.

Katie spent time in rehab last year, and came perilously close to bankruptcy – both of which on their own may cause any application to be denied.

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