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Congo Working on New Adoption Legislation and Reviewing Cases

Last November, the Democratic Republic of Congo approved the international adoptions of 72 Congolese children. Now, the government is drafting new legislation and has reviewed pending adoption cases.

Since 2013, international adoptions have been on hold in Congo because of flaws in the adoption process. As a result, many adoptive families found themselves stuck in the middle of their adoptions, unable to take their children home. Hundreds of families are still waiting to complete their adoptions.

The new legislation will be voted on in March, and waiting families will be notified of the decision and the effect it has on their adoptions.