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Liberia: Allegations of Corruption

April 26, 2010 The U.S. Department of State has issued an announcement regarding intercountry adoption in Liberia. The text of the announcement follows. Notice Concerning Adoption Processing In Liberia On January 26, 2009, the Government of Liberia suspended adoptions because … Continue reading

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Liberia: Case-by-Case Visa Issuing

April 7, 2010 Update from the Department of State The U.S. Embassy in Monrovia has been informed by the Government of Liberia that it will issue exit clearances, on a case-by-case basis, to children whose full and final adoption had … Continue reading

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Liberia: Further Information from Dept of State Regarding Suspension

October 7, 2009 Adoption Alert from the Department of State On January 26, 2009, the Government of Liberia suspended intercountry adoptions because of allegations of mismanagement and corruption in the adoption process. The U.S. Department of State cautions American citizens … Continue reading

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Liberia: Confirmation of Suspension of Adoptions

January 30, 2009 The Government of Liberia (GOL) suspended processing of adoptions on January 26, 2009, on the recommendation of the President’s Special Committee on Adoption. According to the Liberian President’s statement, processing of adoptions was suspended due to mismanagement. … Continue reading

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Liberia: Suspends of Adoptions

January 29, 2009 It is Joint Council’s understanding that the government of Liberia has suspended intercountry adoptions with the exception of special needs cases until new rules and regulations can be put into place. This follows comments made earlier this … Continue reading

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Liberia: US Dept of State Update July 2008

July 25, 2008 The U.S. Department of State has released the following update: The Ministries of Justice and Health and Social Welfare have indicated that they are carefully reviewing all adoption cases submitted to them for approval. As a result, … Continue reading

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Liberia: US Dept of State Update

March 19, 2008 The U.S. Department of State has issued the following update regarding Liberian adoptions: “On March 14, the director of a U.S. adoption agency and three employees of the agency were prevented from departing Liberia with recently adopted … Continue reading

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Liberia: Changes to Liberian Adoption Requirements

October 5, 2004 Changes to Liberian Adoption Requirements The Liberian Ministry of Health has informed the U.S. Embassy in Monrovia that effective October 15, 2004, adoptive families must obtain a letter from the Ministry of Health approving the adoption of … Continue reading

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Liberia: Travel Warning

September 30, 2003 The U.S. Department of State issued at travel warning for Liberia alerting U.S. citizens of ongoing safety and security concerns and advises them to defer non-essential travel.

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Liberia: A Country Update

August 25, 2003 We have confirmed with the U.S. Department of State that the the U.S. Embassy in Monrovia has resumed investigations and visa processing as conditions permit. At this time, the U.S. Department of State is still recommending against … Continue reading

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Liberia: Peacekeepers Move Into Port of Liberian Capitol

August 14, 2003 Peacekeepers Move Into Port of Liberian Capital On August 6, Joint Council attended a briefing at the U.S. Department of State regarding intercountry adoptions in Liberia. There are reportedly close to 30 pending adoption cases between U.S. … Continue reading

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Liberia: Travel Warning

June 19, 2003 The following information is currently posted on the U.S. Department of State website: Due to the deterioration of the security situation in Liberia, the U.S. Embassy in Monrovia has had to sharply reduce visa services to Liberian … Continue reading

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