Colombia News: Foreign Families’ Applications to Adopt Suspended

June 30, 2013 in News by Jacqueline Arias

‘Colombian government has temporarily suspended the acceptance of requests from foreign families seeking to adopt children up to six years old. Exceptions have been made  for children with a disability and those of an African or indigenous descent.

The sanction seeks to manage 377 applications from Colombian families and 3,506 applications coming from abroad, which are registered on the waiting list to adopt a healthy child under the age of seven and without siblings.

The measure was announced at the first meeting of central authorities in respect of international adoption, which is taking place in the city of Medellín, hosted by the Colombian Family Welfare Institute (ICBF).

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