159 Congolese Children Released To Adoptive Families

Democratic Republic of the Congo’s (DRC) has aproved the release Of 159 Congolese children to Adoptive families.

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DRC is also  is working to resolve the remaining cases and establish new procedures for future adoptions that ensure the safety and well-being of our children.

François Balumuene
François Balumuene

This was contained in a statement issued by H.E. François Balumuene, the DRC Ambassador to the United States, and copied to News Ghana.

According to him, “I am pleased that after the government’s careful review of all international adoption applications, we are able to unite these 159 children with their adoptive parents. Our government is working to resolve the remaining cases and establish new procedures for future adoptions that ensure the safety and well-being of our children.”

The government, he said, has indicated that the remaining cases will be decided upon soon as the commission continues its review process, and that adoptive parents will be informed of decisions made on them by their respective embassies.

“As previously announced, the government has completed the preparation of draft legislation that, if approved by parliament, will establish new procedures for individuals seeking to adopt eligible in the future.” he stated.

He also added that the legislation is intended to improve verification, oversight and administrative functions to ensure that children in need of new homes will be able to receive the love and care they need from qualified adoptive parents from other countries.

“This draft legislation will be submitted to parliament.’ he added.

Source: Newsghana.com.gh

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