© Andrea Lamount


4 244

children adopted through MdM for 30 years

Closing of the adoption service

Médecins du Monde has definitively closed its adoption service since December 31, 2019. It was in July 2015 that the Board of Directors decided to end this program and support the gradual decrease in our adoption activities.

In 30 years of existence, this program has mobilized many volunteers throughout France, a small salaried team at the head office and many national correspondents in the countries of origin of the children.

4 244 children came from many countries and 3 666 French families adopted them thanks to the support of Médecins du Monde.

We have worked tirelessly so that siblings and children with special needs can meet a family, for the promotion of an ethics of international adoption and respect for the rights of the child.

Médecins du Monde continues its involvement with vulnerable children who remain a pillar of our Associative Project with projects aimed at unaccompanied minors, children living on the streets, in shantytowns and in squats, actions to prevent violence and unintended teenage pregnancies.


The adoption files still in progress will be monitored by the Legal Department of Médecins du Monde. For any request, please write to the following email address: mdmadoption@medecinsdumonde.net

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