Democratic Republic of Congo

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Democratic Republic of Congo prohibits adoption to any person with a history of child abuse, or with intent to marry the child. Couples must be married 5 years, may not adopt more than 3 children, or have more than 2 children when they adopt. Adoptive parent(s) must be 15 years older than intended adoptee unless the adoptee is a biological child of one of the parents. There is no age limit or medical ineligibility for adoptive parents. 133 children were adopted from the Democratic Republic of Congo in 2011 .

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Travel Required: Yes

Convention Country?: No

Singles Accepted: Yes, but may not adopt children of opposite sex.

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Lillian - 4 years ago
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WACAP has recently translated the adoption laws for the Democratic Republic of Congo published by the DRC’s Ministry of Gender, Family and Child. I would be happy to provide you with a copy. Just send me an email address. Thank you, Lillian Thogersen CEO WACAP #1

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