Sierra Leone Adoption

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This program is: open

In 2011, U.S. citizens adopted approximately seven children from Sierra Leone. Children available for adoption include boys and girls, primarily toddlers and school-aged. These children reside in orphanages, and most have been orphaned by the civil war. Little or nothing may be known of their family histories.

Visit the Adoption Directory for Sierra Leone Adoption Agencies and other professionals and services.

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Travel required: Yes; one parent (if married) must travel for the court hearing.

Convention Country?: Yes

Singles accepted: Yes

Other: Visa processing is done in Dakar, Senegal.

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Liz boyd - 2 months ago
Hi there, We are looking for more information regarding adoption from Sierra Leone. We were already considering adoption to complete our family, but have decided we want to adopt from a country such as Sierra Leone. My father is currently out there as medical professional treating those with Ebola and said there are many orphans. If this is something you're able to help us with, we'd like to hear from you. Kind regards Liz xxxx #1
Elise - 3 months ago
Just like Nancy, I read about Sweetie Sweetie and am looking to help her and others like her. #2
Nancy - 3 months ago
Seeking a little girl about 4 years old that health workers are calling Sweetie, Sweetie. Read in todays paper about her and my heart is so stricken for this little girl, I would like to find her and somehow help her. She is from a villae near Port Loko, both parents died from Ebola. Article mentions she has not shown any symptoms of Ebola yet. Any information about her location would be appreciated. Thank you. #3
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