Why Adopt from Congo?

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Due to the suspension of exit permits by Congolese authorities, MLJ Adoptions is not accepting clients for this program. Families interested in adopting from Africa may want to explore our Burkina Faso country program. At this time, we are only providing post-adoption services to families who have adopted through us from Congo.

Families who choose to adopt to Congo understand the critical need for adoption from the volatile country. The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is home to over four million of Africa’s orphaned children. The political instability of the country makes it an unsafe place for vulnerable children.

The situation in DRC is dire. Many children in DRC experience malnutrition, and it is estimated that less than half of the population has access to safe drinking water. One in seven Congolese children will die before reaching age five, and an average of 700 children under the age of five die on a daily basis. The orphanages in DRC are often severely underfunded and understaffed, and cannot always provide for even a child’s most basic needs. Families choosing to adopt from Congo will not solve all of the country’s larger social and economic issues, but it is one permanent solution that does provide children with the love and security of a family.