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Congo finishes review of adoptions on hold since 2013

Adoption
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 1/20/16, 01:25 pm

Congolese authorities have reviewed all pending cases of more than 1,000 adoptive children in the Democratic Republic of Congo after drafting new adoption legislation.

In November, local authorities approved exit permits for 72 children, but many children remained pending the completion of the new adoption law.

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Congo releases a small fraction of adopted children to waiting families

Adoption
by Kiley Crossland
Posted 11/11/15, 02:20 pm

Dozens of children stuck in halted adoptions in the Democratic Republic of Congo are now authorized to leave the country after two years of waiting, according to an announcement by Congolese officials last week.

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DRC agrees to finalize 71 adoptions on hold for two years

Adoption
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 6/01/15, 02:33 pm

Seventy-one children who have waited for two years will now have new homes. In 2013, a Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) ban on foreign adoption put on hold nearly 1,000 ongoing individual adoptions. On Saturday, Albert Paka, judicial adviser at DRC’s interior ministry, announced 71 of those adoption processes will be completed with families across five countries, including the United States and Belgium.

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