Who Can Be Adopted from Cameroon

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Cameroon has specific requirements that a child must meet in order to be eligible for adoption. You cannot adopt a child in Cameroon unless he or she meets the requirements outlined below.

In addition to these requirements, a child must meet the definition of an orphan under U.S. law for you to bring him or her immediately to the United States. Learn more about these U.S. requirements.


1. Adopted individuals cannot have children of their own at the time of the adoption, nor have any legal descendants.
2. Adopted individuals may not marry their adoptive parents or siblings.

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