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Over 150 Congolese Adoptees to be United With Their Adoptive Families

After a hold on adoptions in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, 159 children are finally being released to their adoptive parents, most of whom are American.

After a spike in the adoption of Congolese children in recent years, the government put a hold on the process to review cases, expressions concerns such as child trafficking issues. This left hundreds of children effectively stuck, their adoptive parents waiting to welcome them into their homes.

Last November, the DRC signed off on exit visas for around 70 children, and after mounting pressure from other countries, they are beginning to lift the suspension on adoptions little by little.