MESSAGE DATED August 1st, 2017.
Registrations is now possible. Please contact us for more information.
Our adoption program in Burundi started in 2014. As of October 31st 2016, 3 children have been adopted from this country.
The adption law of Burundi establishes the following criteria :
• adoptive parents must be 30 years of age or older. The law does not stipulate a maximum age for adopters, however the country takes into consideration the parents' age as well as the age of the child they wish to adopt. Couples over the age of 50 must consider this age difference and we suggest they be open to adopt older children (i.e. 4 to 8 years of age)
• Only couples, married for at least 5 years, can adopt (common law couples and same sex couples are not admissible);
• adopters must be in good health and have no criminal record.
Furthermore, in Quebec, if the couple already has children, the last child must be with the couple since at least 1 year to be admissible to apply for an international adoption (at the time they want to register with an agency).
Other useful information
|Approximate cost of an adoption (couple) : ||23,500 $ |
|Delay between submission of application in Burundi and the proposal : || to be determined |
|Delay between the time of proposal and departure : || to be determined |
|Type of decision : ||Court decision |
|Obligation to travel to Burundi : ||Yes, at least one of the two spouses must go |
Children generally proposed to adoption
In Burundi, adoption of children under the age of 15 is allowed. Children over 13 years of age must give their consent.
However, in the case of our first adoption applications, we will accept only applications to adopt children under the age of 6 years.
Furthermore, all applicants must be evaluated and approved to adopt a child aged between 0 and 4 years of age (or other 4 year age gap).
Partners and links
The Central Authority in the Republic of Burundi is part of the Ministère de la Solidarité Nationale, du Rapatriement des Réfugiés et de la Réintégration Sociale.
The Central Authority receives adoption applications for international adoptions, approves the prospective parents’ dossiers and proposes the children to the prospective parents.