Bad news from the stars

vendredi, avril 18, 2014

On April 15, 2014, the Democratic Republic of the Congo's (DRC) Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) informed the U.S. Embassy in Kinshasa that due to unforeseen circumstances, the DRC delegations are unable to participate in two trips to the United States previously scheduled for this month. The MFA explained that this is necessary in order to give the DRC government time to address: (1) the April 14 arrest of a Belgian woman, charged with child smuggling after attempting to bypass the DRC's exit controls and leave the country with her adopted child; (2) the death of a Congolese dignitary; and (3) the controversial deportation of over 1,000 Congolese from the Republic of Congo over the past week. The Department of State regrets that the delegations are not able to come to the United States as planned and looks forward to receiving proposed new dates for the delegations' travel.

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Senior U.S. government officials both in Washington and at the U.S. Embassy in Kinshasa will continue to actively encourage the lifting of the suspension on exit permit issuances so that children may travel to join their families in the United States. The issue of intercountry adoptions is a very sensitive subject for the Congolese people and government. The government has asked all affected countries to give them the time necessary to review its adoption policies and processes following the growing Congolese concerns of fraud, corruption, and child-buying in the adoption process. Given these sensitivities and concerns, Congolese government officials have not responded favorably to perceived foreign coercive pressure. We are aware of families from other receiving countries who were prohibited from remaining in the DRC with their children and who have not been allowed to visit the children after their governments took a more confrontational stance on the issue of adoptions.

Source : http://adoption.state.gov

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3 commentaires

  1. C'est la m--de, beaucoup d'évènements pas forcément rattachés les uns aux autres, mais encore beaucoup de retards... Et des amalgames sans doute aussi, rien pour arranger les choses. C'est bien triste. CAT

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  2. C'est vraiment triste....J'espère sincèrement que ça va ce régler très bientôt!!

    Je t'embrasse fort ma belle

    Manon ♡

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  3. Oui, Catherine, des amalgames il y en aura et ce ne sera pas bon pour la suite... Hélas !

    BiZEU

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