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Democratic Republic of the Congo

The Congo program is on hold for new applications

The Congo program is open to families from British Columbia, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick. The Congo program is offered in partnership with the following facilitators: MLJ Adoptions, and All Blessings International.


Married couples and singles over 25 years of age are eligible to adopt from the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Families with less than 3 children are preferred, however legal exceptions are granted for larger families. There is no upper age limit for applicants.

The Children

The children available are infants, toddlers, and school age children. Children are usually 6 months of age or older at the time of referral. Sibling groups are also available. Children are generally in satisfactory health.

Once they are in our facilitator's program, children are brought into foster care and their needs are monitored so they can be given proper vitamins and nutrition. Medical testing is not completed until a referral is accepted.

Many children are orphans due to war or disease. Many are also considered "social orphans", abandoned them because their parents are unable to care for them.

Time Frame

It is difficult to provide a specific time frame for the Adoption process as the political situation and legislation of any country is subject to change.


Once an application is received and the home study is approved, CHOICES will assist in completing your paperwork and preparing the dossier for the Congo. In collaboration with our facilitator, we will guide and assist you through all phases of the adoption process while ensuring all requirements met both in Canada and in the Congo. More information on the adoption process can be found here. Fore more information, please contact one of our facilitators: MLJ: or All Blessings:

Please see to read about the government of Canada's travel report on the Democratic Republic of the Congo.