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WELCOME TO THE CONFÉDÉRATION FRANÇAISE POUR L’ADOPTION!

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Current presence

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Historic presence

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Pending countries

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MAURITIUS

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Approved Adoption Agencies (AAAs) grouped under COFA focus their work on children who have no family.

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Photo de Michel Delepaul, président de COFA

WELCOME

 

Major international texts such as the Declaration of the Rights of the Child and the 1993 Hague Convention consider international adoption as a child protection measure, based on the double subsidiarity principle.

Currently, children who are proposed for international adoption are mostly “special needs” children. Their needs differ depending on their country of origin.

AAA COFA members use their experience and commitment to help children, potential adoptive parents and families, in a spirit of transparency.

COFA IS…

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46

children adopted in 2019

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8

signatory Hague Convention countries

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contributors

NEWS

COFA: Training at Maison de Solenn

On 18 and 19 November 2019, about fifteen COFA members participated in a training workshop at Maison de Solenn-Maison des Adolescents. The instructors were: Dr Aurélie Harf, child psychiatrist, COCA at Cochin Hospital, …

2019 Figures for International Adoption

The Mission de l’Adoption Internationale has just published its annual report with international adoption figures. You may see it here. A new drastic fall in international adoptions has been recorded, …

Adoption leave

In the face of the difficulties encountered by some parents to be granted adoption leave, the MAI (Mission de l’adoption internationale or International Adoption Mission), in partnership with the Social …

EurAdopt 2018

EurAdopt is an association of professional organisations devoted to international adoption from 14 European countries, including France: Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Iceland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden …

Press release: temporary suspension of adoptions in Haiti is renewed

On 15 March 2020, the Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs issued a three-month order suspending international adoptions in Haiti. The suspension was first renewed on 9 June 2020. The …

Temporary suspension of adoptions in Haiti

Coronavirus As part of its effort to protect itself as much as possible against coronavirus, the Haitian government has suspended all flights entering its territory. Socialisation visits are currently not …

Paul’s arrival in France

Our reunion After a ten-month wait between our two trips, which was at times difficult (and we do realise that this was a reasonable wait, given current circumstances), it was …