Dept of State Announcement: Rwanda

31 08 2010

The Dept of State, Office of Children’s Issues has issued the below notice regarding adoptions from Rwanda. This notice can also be viewed on their website at http://adoption.state.gov/news/rwanda.html. As further information is obtained by Joint Council it will be ditrubuted to interested parties.

August 30, 2010

Effective August 31, 2010,the Ministry of Gender and Family Promotion (MGFP) in Rwanda is temporally suspending all new applications for intercountry adoptions so they can prepare for accession to the Hague Convention. MGFP announced that applications from prospective adoption parents already received by Ministry or any Rwandan Embassy before the above mentioned date will be processed. More information will be provided as updates are received from the U.S. Embassy in Rwanda.

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