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Par : Bernard P
Publié : 23 octobre 2015

22.10.2015 - Intercountry - USA/Haiti

Alert : Update on Haitian Intercountry Adoptions Following U.S. Government Trip to Port-au-Prince

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 (PAPs), 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), and the Tribunal of First Instance (Tribunal) during our trip to Port-au-Prince October 13-17, 2015.

IBESR and the Tribunal reiterated that under the 2013 Haitian adoption law, all intercountry adoptions of Haitian children completed on or after November 15, 2013, must be completed as plenary adoptions. Key information that applies to all intercountry adoptions is outlined in the attached “General Information” document