COTE D'IVOIRE (Ivory Coast) - Foreign Authorization - New Central Authority Interest in U.S. ASPs

Last Updated: July 27, 2022

Following the creation of the Central Authority for Adoption in Cote d’Ivoire, Office for the Protection of Children (ACACI), the Ministry of Women, Family and Children Issues requested the U.S. Department of State to inform ASPs that it will be accepting applications from those interested in seeking authorization to provide adoption services in Cote d’Ivoire. 

Cote d'Ivoire ratified the Convention on June 11, 2015, and it entered into force on October 1, 2015.

The following information, provided by the Ivoirian Central Authority, is intended to explain the process for seeking authorization in Cote d’Ivoire.  ASPs should submit additional questions directly to the Ivoirian Central Authority by email to, or by telephone at 27 22 20 08 27. 

Those ASPs interested in applying must submit the following supporting documents attached to its application to the ACACI Secretariat at the Cite SIDECI des Deux Plateaux Villa n°172:

  1. A letter for an application for an accreditation written to Executive Secretary of the ACACI; 
  2. The legal decree of the creation of the agency; 
  3. The headquarter agreement for foreign agencies; 
  4. The bylaws of the agency; 
  5. A police background check for each member of the management team of the agency; 
  6. A document in which are described: 
    • The motives justifying the accreditation application 
    • The funding sources of the agency 
    • The means available to the organization to enable the child to remain in the care of his/her family of origin or family of replacement or to ensure a successful social future; and
    • Payment of the application fees of CFA 350.000.

The Adoption Oversight Division in the Office of Children’s Issues can provide an accreditation verification letter to accompany its application. ASPs may email to request this official communication.

We are in the process of updating our country specific information on intercountry adoption in Cote d’Ivoire. Please continue to monitor for any updated information.