Adopting from Congo, Democratic Republic of the

The official flag.
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Map.
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Map.
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The official coat of arms.
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Collecting firewood in Basankusu
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The Epulu Okapi Reserve.
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Children in the Congo savanna.
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Women and children in Kinshasha.
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Refugees along the Congo River.
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Pirogues on the Congo River.
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Mount Nyiragongo.
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Bathing and washing in the Congo River.
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Children in the Congo.
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Notice: As of July 14, 2014, all individuals and agencies facilitating international adoptions must be in compliance with the Intercountry Universal Accreditation Act.

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Congo Adoption Alert

The Department of State issues Adoption Alerts to caution American citizens about adopting from a certain country. To read about alerts pertaining to the Congo, please read Adoption Alert for Congo, Democratic Republic of the.

About the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Established as a Belgian colony in 1908, the then-Republic of the Congo gained its independence in 1960, but its early years were marred by political and social instability. Col. Joseph MOBUTU seized power and declared himself president in a November 1965 coup. To learn more, read About Congo, Democratic Republic of the.

National Anthem of the Democratic Republic of the Congo

"Debout Congolais" (Arise Congolese) is the national anthem of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. It was first adopted in 1960[1] upon independence from Belgium, but was replaced by La Zaïroise when Congo changed its name to Zaire in 1971. To learn more, read about the National Anthem of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.


Hague Convention Information

The Democratic Republic of the Congo is not party to the Hague Convention on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption(Hague Adoption Convention). To learn more, read about The Democratic Republic of the Congo and the Hague Convention.

Democratic Republic of the Congo Travel Fact Sheet

Over 200 ethnic groups populate the Democratic Republic of the Congo, of which the majority are Bantu peoples. To learn more top facts about this country, read the Democratic Republic of the Congo Travel Fact Sheet.

Who Can Adopt

In addition to U.S. immigration requirements, you must also meet numerous additional requirements in order to adopt a child from the Democratic Republic of the Congo. To learn more, read about Who Can Adopt from Congo, Democratic Republic of the.

Who Can Be Adopted

In addition to U.S. immigration requirements, the Democratic Republic of the Congo has multiple specific requirements that a child must meet in order to be eligible for adoption. To learn more, read about Who Can Be Adopted from Congo, Democratic Republic of the.

How to Adopt

The process for adopting a child from the Democratic Republic of the Congo generally includes the following steps:

  1. Choose an adoption service provider
  2. Apply to be found eligible to adopt
  3. Be matched with a child
  4. Adopt the child in the democratic republic of the congo
  5. Apply for the child to be found eligible for orphan status
  6. Bring your child home

To learn about this process please read How to Adopt from Congo, Democratic Republic of the

Traveling Abroad

To learn more, please read about Traveling Abroad in Congo, Democratic Republic of the.

After Adoption

To learn more, please read After Adoption in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

SOURCE

Intercountry Adoption, Bureau of Consular Affairs. U.S. Department of State Country Information[1]