Par : Bernard P
Publié : 13 septembre 2015

10.09.2015 - Intercountry USA/Haiti

Alert : IBESR Advises that Haitian Intercountry Adoptions Must be Full (Plenary)

The Department of State (Department) and the Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) wish to advise U.S. prospective adoptive parents, adoptive parents, and adoption service providers (ASPs) of new information provided by the Haitian Central Authority, L’Institut du Bien-Etre Social et de Recherches (IBESR). IBESR advised that its 2013 law reforming adoptions requires that all intercountry adoptions completed after November 2013 must be completed as plenary (full) adoptions. The Department and USCIS are seeking clarification with IBESR and the appropriate courts to determine if simple adoptions already completed by U.S. citizens after November 2013 may be sufficient for U.S. immigration purposes.