Adopting from Central African Republic

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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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About Central African Republic

The former French colony of Ubangi-Shari became the Central African Republic upon independence in 1960. After three tumultuous decades of misrule - mostly by military governments - civilian rule was established in 1993 and lasted for one decade. In March, 2003 President Ange-Felix PATASSE was deposed in a military coup led by General Francois BOZIZE, who established a transitional government. Elections held in 2005 affirmed General BOZIZE as president; he was reelected in 2011 in voting widely viewed as flawed. The government still does not fully control the countryside, where pockets of lawlessness persist. To learn more, read About Central African Republic.

Hague Convention Information

The Central African Republic is not party to the Hague Convention on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption (the Hague Adoption Convention). Intercountry adoptions of children from non-Hague countries are processed in accordance with 8 Code of Federal Regulations, Section 204.3 as it relates to orphans as defined under the [ Immigration and Nationality Act, Section 101(b)(1)(F)]. To learn more, read about Central African Republic and the Hague Convention.

Contact Information

Ministère de la Famille et des Affaires Sociales, Comité d'Adoption B.P. 917 Bangui, République Centrafricaine Chef de Service des Actions Sociales Jules Gueret 90 07 93 Assistant aux Services des Actions Sociales Bernard Azoumi 03 96 90


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